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Alexis Marie Chute

Alexis Marie Productions Inc.
Author, Artist, Filmmaker, Curator
Edmonton, Canada Area
ALEXIS MARIE CHUTE is the author of the award-winning memoir Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing and Pregnancy After Loss (She Writes Press, 2017). Expecting Sunshine was a Kirkus Reviews’ Best Book of 2017 and an IndieReader Top 10 Best Reviewed Book of 2017. The second edition was published in 2019. Chute’s memoir is accompanied by the multi-award winning feature documentary film, also called Expecting Sunshine. Chute is a distinguished writer, artist, photographer, curator, and filmmaker. She is a highly-regarded inspirational speaker and teacher and has presented around the world on art, photography, writing, bereavement, and the healing capacities of creativity. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Design from the University of Alberta, Canada, and studied at Media Design school in Auckland, New Zealand. She graduated valedictorian with her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, USA. Chute has received over 40 noteworthy distinctions for her visual and literary work. Chute also writes YA fantasy, including books Above the Star, Below the Moon, and Inside the Sun in The 8th Island Trilogy, which follows the story of a broken family on a mission to save each other and the magical world where they accidentally find themselves. She is an advocate for the use of creativity in positive mental health activities, and pioneered the “Healthy Grief Movement.” Chute is not a winter person but lives in the frosty city of Edmonton with her husband and their three living children. www.AlexisMarieChute.com