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Jamella Hagen

Jamella Hagen

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Jamella Hagen’s first collection of poetry, Kerosene, was published by Nightwood Editions in 2011. She has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from UBC, has worked as an executive editor of PRISM international, has been a guest editor for the Northern Review, and has coordinated the Whitehorse Poetry Festival. She currently works as an instructor of English and Creative Writing at Yukon University, and is an affiliate poetry editor with the Alaska Quarterly Review. Her work has won The Fiddlehead’s Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize, has been shortlisted for a CBC Literary Award, and has appeared in Best Canadian Poetry. In Canada, her work has appeared in journals and anthologies including The Malahat Review, Grain, Unfurled: Collected Poetry from Northern BC Women and Refugium: Poems for the Pacific. In the US, her poems have appeared in Calyx, Ice Floe, The Alaska Quarterly Review, and Ploughshares. She lives with her eight-year-old son, Rowan, on the traditional territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Email:
jamellahagen@gmail.com
City:
whitehorse
Province:
Yukon
Genre:
Poetry, fiction, nonfiction
I write professionally in the following language(s):
English

Publications

Kerosene. 2011, Nightwood Editions
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

Are you available for public presentations and/or workshops:
Yes
Presentation Length:
Variable
Genre:
Poetry, fiction, nonfiction
Grades:
Adults
Audience Size:
Variable
Presenation:
Contact me to discuss.
Workshop Description:

Introduction to writing poetry or prose.

Workshop Length:
Variable
Workshop Intended Audience:
Adults, children
Workshop Audience Size:
Up to 15
Workshop Fee:
Contact me to discuss.
Are you available for school visits?:
Yes
School Presentation Description:

Introduction to writing poetry and/or stories.  

School Presentation Length:
Variable
School Intended Audience:
Adult, high school, or elementary school.
School Audience Size:
Variable
School Presentation Fee:
Contact me to discuss.
Interested in participating in the Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
Yes
Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program:
Yes