Luann Hiebert
Office 3A32
Address 10 College Crescent, Otterburne, MB, R0A 1G0
Phone 1-431-815-4264

Luann Hiebert

Program Coord; Asst. Prof of English Lit; Early Alert Coord

Dr. Luann Hiebert is Assistant Professor of English Literature at Providence University College. Dr. Hiebert may not be a great gardener, but she cultivates a love for poetry both inside and outside of the classroom. Her research interests revolve around Canadian literature, especially prairie poetry written by women, and the reclamation of maternal voices in literature. Her debut poetry collection What Lies Behind (Turnstone Press, 2014) was shortlisted for two Manitoba book awards: the Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book (2015), and the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry (2015). Her life is enriched through writing, singing, painting, coffeeing with friends, and traveling with family.

  • 212.11 English Composition
  • 212.13 Major English Writers I
  • 212.14 Major English Writers II
  • 212.15 Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature I
  • 212.16 Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature II
  • 212.21 Studies in Shakespeare
  • 212.22 Studies in Milton
  • 212.24 Literature of the Restoration and the Eighteenth Century
  • 212.26 Literature of the Romantic Period I
  • 212.31 Victorian Literature
  • 212.32 Canadian Literature
  • 212.34 Special Topics in Literature

University of Manitoba (MB)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), English Literature

  • Ph.D. Dissertation: “Encountering Maternal Silence: Writing Strategies for Negotiating Margins of Mother/ing in Contemporary Canadian Prairie Women’s Poetry.” Advisor Dr. Alison Calder. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB. April 11, 2016.

University of Manitoba (MB)

Master’s Degree (M.A.), English Literature

University of Manitoba (MB)

Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.), English Literature

Steinbach Bible College (MB)

Bachelor of Religious Studies Degree (B.R.S.), Worship Arts



  • Providence University College, Faculty (since 2008)
  • Steinbach Bible College, Adjunct Faculty (since 2014)


  • Steinbach Bible College, Adjunct Faculty (2001-2008)
  • Woodlawn Elementary School, ESL Educational Assistant (1999-2002)
  • Steinbach Bible College, Dean of Women (1995-1997)

Professional Associations

  • Member of the League of Canadian Poets
  • Member of the Manitoba Writers’ Guild

Books and Book Chapters

  • What Lies Behind, Turnstone Press, 2014.

Poetry Anthology Contributions

  • “Poet trees.” In Heartwood: Poems for the Love of Trees. League of Canadian Poets, 2018.
  • “behind the door” and “red rivers.” In 29 Mennonite Poets. Mennonite Literary Society, 2017.


  • “Homeless.” In Prairie Fire: Electric City 2, Vol. 36, No. 1. Prairie Fire, 2015.
  • “Matins,” “Jack,” “Some Antics,” and “You have Cancer.” In Lemon Hound, April 25, 2015.
  • “tangerine sky.” In the Society, Vol. 11. Muenster, SK: St. Peter’s College, April, 2014.
  • “behind the door,” “isn’t it right?,” “mining,” “Meno madness,” and “referee” in Rhubarb: Power & Politics Issue #34. Winnipeg, MB: Mennonite Literary Society, Winter, 2013.
  • “At the back door” and “Lift up your eyes” in Rhubarb: Money Issue #31. Winnipeg, MB: Mennonite Literary Society, Winter, 2012.
  • “Thanks Giving” in The Recorder, Issue Vol. 49, No. 5. Winnipeg, MB: EMMC, October, 2012.
  • “Mid-dle Ages” and “not enough” in Rhubarb: Manitoba Mennonite Writing Issue #30. Winnipeg, MB: Mennonite Literary Society, Summer, 2012.
  • “train of hearts” in the Society, Vol. 9. Muenster, SK: St. Peter’s College, April, 2012.

Poetry & Music Compositions

  • “We Say Farewell.” In collaboration with composer Michalis Andronikou. Da Vinci Publishing, Osaka, Japan, 2018.

Poetry Recordings

  • The Star(t) Factory: A Constellation of Voices. A collaboration of poetry and voices recorded and mixed at the Centre for Creative Writing & Oral Culture. University of Manitoba, December 2013.
  • “Hide.” Centre for Creative Writing & Oral Culture. University of Manitoba, March 8, 2013.
  • “the city falls” and “grave cave.” Say the Word, National Poetry Month Audio Celebration. Thin Air, Winnipeg, MB. March, 2013.

Articles & Book Reviews

  • “Un/settled.” In Rhubarb (blog), Winnipeg, MB. April 1, 2014.
  • “This Hidden Thing” (by Dora Dueck) book review in Direction (CMBC) Winnipeg, MB. Spring, 2013.


  • “Religion in My Writing.” Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship, Winnipeg, MB: “Religion in My Writing with Three Canadian Writers: Di Brandt, David Bergen, and Luann Hiebert.” October 29, 2017.
  • “Women Seasoned for Ministry.” Leadership Conference, Gospel Mission Church, Seminole, Texas. September 2, 2017.
  • Provf Talks: “Your Mama…Poetically Speaking.” Providence University College, Otterburne, MB. November 24, 2016.
  • “Great Expectations: Ariel Gordon’s Hump & Reader/Writer Conceptions,” Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, MB. Symposium on Manitoba Writing Conference Paper: Manitoba Writers’ Guild 30th Anniversary celebration, May 12, 2012.
  • “Kroetschables.” St. John’s College, Winnipeg, MB. Moments of Discovery: A Symposium in Honour of Robert Kroetsch, May 9, 2012.
  • “In Conversation” with Lorna Crozier and emerging poets. Carol Shields Symposium on Women’s Writing: Festival of Voices, University of Winnipeg, MB. May 8, 2009.