Ainsley Hawthorn, PhD, is a cultural historian, sensory scholar, and author.

She is available for writing assignments, speaking engagements, interviews, workshops, and hosting.

Photo of books stacked high on a table in a library, with a bookshelf in the background. Image links to the writing section of the website.
Photo of Ainsley Hawthorn dancing. She has long, curly brown hair and is mid-spin, wrapped a long piece of purple silk that is pressing against her torso as she turns. Image links to the creation section of the website.

Named one of The Telegram's Top 10 Books of 2021!

Land of Many Shores: Perspectives from a Diverse Newfoundland and Labrador

$24.95 CAD | Paperback Edition

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Writing Real Life

A Free Nonfiction Writing Course for NL Youth 18-30

In this six-week online course, I teach the basics of writing personal narratives, interviews, expository articles, and opinion pieces, and then walk through how to get those pieces published. 

Wednesday evenings, 7:00-8:30 pm NL time, June 21 - July 26

E-mail me at to register.

Generously sponsored by Artforce NL and Writers NL.

Link to the CBC's latest articles from Ainsley Hawthorn
Link to Psychology Today blog The Sensory Revolution: Exploring the extraordinary powers of our senses