When Ruth E. Walker joined 39 other writers and signed up for the July 2014 Muskoka Novel Marathon, she hoped for two things. To raise at least $500 in support of literacy programs and to get some time to work on a new novel. She succeeded on both counts, raising more than $1600 to support the...
Lakshmi Gill, of Punjabi/Spanish parentage, came to Canada in 1964 as a graduate student at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver (M.A., English). She had previously received her B.A. (English) from the U.S. She did doctoral work at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. She has taught at Notre Dame University of Nelson and Mt. Allison University (English Department), and the University of Victoria and UBC's English Language Institute (ESL). A world traveler, she has lived in Manila, San Francisco, Brighton, London, and Hong Kong. She and Dorothy Livesay were the first women members of the League of Canadian Poets in its inception in 1966. Since then, she has given poetry readings in North America and Asia. Prose and poems have been anthologized extensively. Currently, she lives in Vancouver.