Windsor poet Vanessa Shields will be making her way to Toronto for her *FIRST* ever poetry reading in Toronto (lucky Toronto!). Through the Art Bar Poetry Series, she'll join poets Edward Anki and Steve Venright at The Black Swan - 154 Danforth - (upstairs) on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 8pm....
J. Jill Robinson
J. Jill Robinson, B.A., M.A. (Calgary), M.F.A. (Fairbanks). Born June 16, 1955 in Langley, B.C. Married to poet Steven Ross Smith; one son, born 1995, Emmett H Robinson Smith. Writer of fiction both short and long, and of creative non-fiction. 24th Writer-in-Residence, Saskatoon Public Library 2004-2005. Editor of Grain magazine 1995 – 1999. Teacher of English Literature and Creative Writing since 1985: University of Calgary; University of Saskatchewan; St. Peter's College, Muenster; SUNTEP, First Nations University of Canada. Writer in Residence for Southern Alberta Libraries in 2010-11, and for the Canadian Authors' Association, Alberta Branch, 2011-12. Mentor for the Canada Council/ SWG for three years; Mentor for the Canada Council/AWG in 2012. In 2009 her work was published by Event, Prairie Fire, subTerrain, The Antigonish Review, and the University of Windsor Review. Now lives in Banff, Alberta. In 2011 her creative nonfiction work was published in Geist, and in the anthologies Slice Me Some Truth, and Somebody's Child.
Jill's first novel, More In Anger, was published by Thomas Allen in Spring 2012.