Award winning Canadian artist, Eleanor Albanese has spent her life immersed in theatre and writing. Her recent historical fiction novel published by Latitude 46 Publishing and titled "If Tenderness Be Gold" won first place in the category of First Novel with Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Eleanor's radio drama The Novena Sisters aired nationally on CBC radio's Sunday Showcase Series and her full-length drama The Two Rooms of Grace was included in the 4th Annual International Women's Playwrights Festival in Ireland. Her play for family audiences, Night Wings, was the inaugural production for Superior Theatre Festival. Eleanor's numerous plays for young audiences have toured nationally from coast to coast. Productions include an adaptation of Pinocchio (first production Young Peoples Theatre), East of the Sun; West of the Moon (first production Motus O Dance Theatre), Zak & The Magic Blue Stone (first production Theatre New Brunswick) and numerous others. Eleanor plays are published in three anthologies with Playwrights Canada Press. Recent published works include The Queen of Peter Street, published by Canadian Woman Studies: les cahiers de la femme, A Season of Cloudberries published by Arctic Journal, The Runaway Train published by Walleye Arts Magazine and A Thread to My Mother's Kitchen published by Burning Books Press. A sampling of her theatre awards include 1st place Sybil Cook Award for her play Night Wings, finalist with Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition (Alleyway Theatre, NY) for Dancing on Salt n’ Snow.