Digital Doors Open at 1:45, Event Starts at 2PM
Join us for In/Verse on Saturday, April 10 at 1:45 pm by registering here (bcwriters.ca/events-for-writers) and a Zoom link for the event will be sent to you. When it’s time for the event you can click on the Zoom link to join the event.
Joanne Arnott is a writer, editor, arts activist, originally from Manitoba, at home on the west coast. She received the Gerald Lampert Award (LCP 1992) and the Vancouver Mayor’s Art Award for Literary Arts (2017). She published six poetry books, a collection of short nonfiction and a children’s illustrated. Recent publications include her third poetry chapbook, Pensive & beyond (Nomados Press 2019) and the co-edited volume, Honouring the Strength of Indian Women: Plays, Stories and Poetry by Vera Manuel (U of Manitoba Press 2019). She is Poetry Mentor for The Writers Studio, SFU, and Poetry Editor for EVENT Magazine. https://joannearnott3.blogspot.com/
Aidan Chafe is the author of the poetry collections Gospel Drunk (University of Alberta Press) and Short Histories of Light (McGill-Queen's University Press), which was longlisted for the 2019 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. His work has appeared in journals and literary magazines in Canada, United States, England and Australia. He lives and works on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples (Burnaby, BC).
Crystal Hurdle taught English and Creative Writing at Capilano University in North Vancouver, BC, Canada, for 35 years. In October 2007, she was Guest Poet at the International Sylvia Plath Symposium at the University of Oxford, reading from After Ted & Sylvia: Poems (2003). Her work, poetry and prose, has been published in many journals, including Canadian Literature, The Literary Review of Canada, Event, Bogg, Vallum, Ars Medica, The Dalhousie Review, and The Capilano Review, of which she was Fiction Editor in the late eighties, and on whose Board of Directors she sat for many years. Teacher’s Pets, a teen novel in verse, was published by Tightrope Books in 2014, and is part of the 2020 North Shore Authors’ Collection in the public library system. Sick Witch (poems) has just been published by Ronsdale Press. Her website is crystalhurdle.ca
Laisha Rosnau is an award-winning poet and novelist, author of four collections of poetry and two novels. Her most recent collection, Our Familiar Hunger, was the recipient of the BC Book Prize for Poetry and the Kobzar Book Award. Rosnau is the Cultural Program Coordinator for Vernon Museum and Archives, an adjunct professor at UBC Okanagan, and she and her family are resident caretakers of Bishop Wild Bird Sanctuary in Coldstream, BC.
Host Fiona Tinwei Lam has authored three books of poetry, including her most recent collection, Odes & Laments, as well as a children’s book about dealing with grief, The Rainbow Rocket. She edited The Bright Well: Contemporary Canadian Poems on Facing Cancer, and has co-edited two nonfiction anthologies. Her poems have thrice appeared on Poetry in Transit. Her prose and poetry appear in more than 35 anthologies, including The Best Canadian Poetry (2010 and 2020 editions) and Forcefield: 77 Women Poets of BC. Her poetry videos have screened at festivals locally and internationally. She teaches at SFU Continuing Studies. fionalam.net