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Deanna Kawatski

Deanna Barnhardt Kawatski

Photo: Donna Trent

Born in Salmon Arm, B.C., Deanna Kawatski travelled extensively in her twenties, her wandering financed by tree planting back in B.C. In 1974 she studied writing with George Ryga and in 1975 with W.O. Mitchell. Later Deanna spent thirteen years leading a pioneer existence in the wilderness of northern B.C., and writing about it for various magazines including Country Journal and Mother Earth News. Presently she lives at Shuswap Lake with her new partner. She continues to write and is now getting ready to release her ninth book. Deanna has also  given many workshops and readings. She is a founding member of the Word on the Lake Writers' Festival. Deanna is featured on the first-ever Literary Map of BC.

c/o Writers' Union of Canada
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