Member Profile

Bernadette Dyer

Dyer
Photo: Cheryl Philips 2000

Bernadette Dyer was born in Kingston Jamaica, where she graduated from The Immaculate Conception High School, as well as The Jamaica School Of Art, having specialized in Painting and Design. She was trained as a teacher at Toronto’s Lakeshore Teacher’s College, before becoming a novelist, a poet, a storyteller, a short story writer and a playwright. Bernadette has told stories on CBC Radio, as well as a variety of Toronto venues, that include the popular "1001 Nights Storytelling Series," and festivals at Nathan Phillips Square. She has read from her own work at Harbor Front, Lees Palace, the University Of Toronto, and numerous other locations. Her work has been anthologized in several collections and appeared in Canadian literary magazines as well as literary magazines from the University of London England, a journal from France, and a literary magazine from the University of Miami Florida. Villa Fair her multiethnic collection of short stories was published in 2000 by Beach Holme Publishers in Vancouver.
Her historical novel, Waltzes I Have Not Forgotten set between the World Wars was published in 2004 by Women’s Press, adding her maiden name Bernadette Gabay Dyer. Bernadette lives and works in Toronto.

Phone number:
416-536-9906

Publications

Waltzes I Have Not Forgotten. Toronto: Womens' Press, 2004.
Villa Fair. Vancouver: Beach Holme, 2000.
Abductors. Rain Publishers, 2007

WITS

Presentation Description
Presentation Length:
60 min.
Genre:
Fiction
Grades:
8/up
Audience size:
flexible
Workshop Description:
Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$200
Two sessions:
$200
One session:
$100
Two sessions:
$100
GST:
GST not applicable