At the Atlantic Book Awards gala last night in Charlottetown, Ni'n na L'nu: The Mi'kmaq of Prince Edward Island (Acorn Press) received two awards. The book, co-written by AJB Johnston and Jesse Francis, was judged the "best Atlantic-published book" in 2013 and also the best non-fiction book on PEI...
Born in England, she moved to Canada as a young girl and has since lived in Ottawa, Winnipeg, Toronto, and for the last 25 years in the country north of Kingston. The author of five collections of poetry and an award-winning memoir, she is currently writing narrative poetry. Her recent collection of poetry, "Hooked - Seven Poems" has become a performance piece (www.hookedinhouse.com) She teaches creative writing on-line for Writers In Electronic Residence, is the founder of the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, and since 1989 has taught Contemporary Canadian Poetry and Creative Writing at Queen's University.