Member Profile

John Jansen in de Wal

John grew up in Holland during the Great Depression and World War II. He came to Canada a multilingual teacher where he did the immigrant thing: work different jobs while gaining Canadian qualifications. John retired after a long and satisfying career to write full time. He and Frieda are parents to four and grandparents to eight.

John's poetry, fiction and articles have appeared in a variety of publications since 1976.

John has read for several Writing for Children Competitions of The Writers' Union of Canada.

John combines his writing with his photography to produce greeting cards.

Free digital Book Catalogue & Card Catalogue available from arrematacreations@yahoo.ca

E-mail: c/o Writers' Union of Canada
Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

Joey Runs Away. Annick Press, 1983
Prayer Bundle. Sheed & Ward, 1993
Gammerings. Arremata Creations, 2001
Travel Impressions. Arremata Creations, 2001
The Carnival of Man. Publish America, 2002
Go Billy Go. Trafford, 2005
Images of Canada I and II. chapbooksbyjohn, 2007
Pillows, Boars, Eyes and Mores. chapbooksbyjohn, 2007
Please God. Never Again. chapbooksbyjohn, 2007
Spirituals. chapbooksbyjohn, 2007
Jacques Tabac from Lac Shellac. chapbooksbyjohn, 2007
Kerplunk. chapbooksbyjohn, 2007
The Oolit Tales. chapbooksbyjohn, 2007
The Sainted Patrick's Turnip Feast. chapbooksbyjohn, 2007
The Sainted Patrick's Turnip Feast-Two-Toonie-Books, Arremata Creations 2008.
The Oolit Tales, Two-Toonie Books - Arremata reaions, 2008.
The Sainted Patrick's Turnip Feast-Two-Toonie-Books, Arremata Creations 2008.
The Oolit Tales. Two-Toonie Books - Arremata Creations 2008.
Kerplunk. Two_Toonie Books - Arremata Creations 2008.
Jacques Tabac from Lac Shellac. Two-Toonie Books - Arremata Creations 2008.
Spirituals Two-Toonie Books - Arremata Creations 2008.
Please God. Never Again Two-Toonie Books - Arremata Creations 2008.
Pillows, Boars, Eyes and Mores. Two-Toonie Books - Arremata Creations 2008.
Images of Canada. Two-Toonie Books - Arremata Creations 2008.
Tales from a Dutch Uncle Vol 1-12---- Two-Toonie Books. Arremata Creations, 2008
Word Music. Beret Days Press, 2009

Awards

John's poem Rocks received honourable mention in the 2001 Scarborough Arts International Poetry Competition
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

Brief intro
Reading
Q&A

Presentation Length:
30-45 Minutes
Genre:
Poetry / Fiction
Audience size:
20 absolute max
Northern OAC WITS:
No
GST:
GST not applicable