Ellie Sawatzky is a poet, fiction writer, teacher, and Arts organizer from Northwestern Ontario, currently based in Vancouver.

Ellie's poetry and prose have appeared across North America in literary journals and anthologies such as Room, The Puritan, Prairie Fire, Arc Poetry Magazine, FreeFall, SAD Mag, untethered, The Matador Review, EVENT, 30 Under 30 (In/Words Press 2017) and Best New Poets 2014 (University of Virginia Press).

She recently won 2nd place in Room's Poetry Contest for her poem "Hippocrene", and she was a finalist for the 2017 Frog Hollow Press Chapbook Contest. She holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia's Creative Writing program, and her first chapbook is forthcoming in 2018.