Saturday Salutations

What a gorgeous Saturday here at SiWC Central! Hope whatever you have on for today, you've earmarked some time for writing. This day we write!

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Two more presenters for you to meet today. Let's see who the hat will give us...


First up for today is poet Fiona Tinwei Lam:

Fiona Tinwei Lam’s first book of poetry, Intimate Distances, was a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award. Her work has been published in literary magazines Canada-wide and in over sixteen anthologies (Canada, Hong Kong, and the US), and has been twice featured on local transit as part of B.C.’s Poetry in Transit, as well as aired on CBC Radio. She is a co-editor of and contributor to the literary non-fiction anthology, Double Lives, published by McGill-Queen’s University Press. Her second book of poetry, Enter the Chrysanthemum, came out in 2009. Last year her work was selected for The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2010. She is a regular contributor to the award-winning online news magazine, The Tyee. She recently edited The Bright Well, a collection of contemporary Canadian poetry about facing cancer. Oolichan Books will be publishing The Rainbow Rocket, her first book for children (about a boy who deals with the loss of a grandparent), in 2013.

Welcome, Fiona!


Also new to SiWC this year is author Tanya Lloyd Kyi:

Tanya Lloyd Kyi has written more than a dozen books for middle grade and young adult readers. Her most recent publications include Seeing Red: The True Story of Blood and 50 Underwear Questions, both published by Annick Press. She has won the Canadian Science Writers Association Award for youth writing, the Information Book Award from the Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada, and the Christie Harris Children’s Illustrated Literature Award at the B.C. Book Prizes. Tanya lives in Vancouver with her husband and two children.

Welcome, Tanya!


More soon...