Anne Bokma’s parents presented her with a portable Olivetti manual typewriter for her 11th birthday, and she has been writing ever since. Anne is an internationally recognized freelance journalist, editor and travel writer who specializes in writing on spiritual topics. Her work has appeared in many of Canada’s leading national magazines and newspapers, and she had been recognized with over two dozen awards from the Canadian Business Press, the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors, and the Canadian Association of Journalists, amongst others. She currently serves as the “Spiritual but Secular” columnist for Broadview, reporting on the growing Spiritual-But-Not-Religious (SBNR) population.

Her book, My Year of Living Spiritually: One Woman’s Secular Search for a More Soulful Life, documents her twelve-month experiment in living a more soulful life, tracing her journey with a “tender, tongue-in-cheek” sensibility. The book is based on Anne’s blog of the same name, which saw Anne hiring a ‘soul coach,’ dancing under the full moon at witch camp, and attempting forest bathing.

A dynamic public speaker, Anne is the founder of the 6-Minute Memoir “speed storytelling for a cause” series of charitable events that bring together storytellers to share tales on a theme. She lives in Hamilton, ON.

Author Patron: Florence Campbell

Appearing in: 14. Skeptics and Seekers: What is Spiritual Living?