Amber Dawn


Amber Dawn is a writer from Vancouver, Canada. Author of the memoir How Poetry Saved My Life and the Lambda Award-winning novel Sub Rosa, and editor of the anthologies Fist of the Spider Women: Fear and Queer Desire and With A Rough Tongue. Amber Dawn was 2012 winner of the Writers’ Trust of Canada Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT writers. Until August 2012, she was director of programming for the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. She currently teaches Speculative Fiction writing at Douglas College.

SiWC Workshops

Friday 10:30am

A Memoir Writing Workshop for brave voices led by author Amber Dawn, Tough Language, Tender Wisdoms invites participants to write under-told and perhaps boundary-pushing stories from their personal experience. Whether participants are interested in formally writing their memoirs or writing is a part of self-discovery, this workshop will offer foundational memoir writing exercises. Amber Dawn will use source material from her book “How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustlers Memoir” and other texts to lead participants through a series of writing exercises and small group discussion. Come prepared to with pen and paper and be willing to take risks.