Join us Saturday, November 20th at 7pm for FBCW's Telling the Truth, an event with non-fiction writers, hosted by Megan Cole. Register here (bcwriters.ca/events-for-writers) and a link will be sent to you. When it's time for the event, click on the link to join the live Zoom event. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Digital Doors Open at 645pm!
Joanna Streetly’s work is published in Best Canadian Essays 2017 and in anthologies, magazines and literary journals. Her memoir, Wild Fierce Life: Dangerous Moments on the Outer Coast, is a BC Bestseller published by Caitlin Press. Other titles include Paddling Through Time (Raincoast Books) and Silent Inlet (Oolichan) as well as This Dark (poetry, Postelsia). She has been short-listed for the Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize for travel writing, the FBCW Literary Writes Poetry Contest, and the Canada Writes Creative Non-fiction Prize. Joanna grew up in Trinidad and moved to Canada when she was seventeen. She has lived within the traditional territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht people since 1990 and was the 2018-2020 Tofino Poet Laureate.
JJ Lee is the author of The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit. It was shortlisted for the 2011 Governor-General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction, the 2012 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, and the 2012 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Non-Fiction.
In 2012, he was awarded GOLD for Best Short Feature by the National Magazine Awards for his essay "ELLE First: You are beautiful." Since 2013, he has written and performed a Christmas ghost story for CBC Radio's On The Coast. In 2014, he hosted the CBC Radio summer show, Head to Toe. In 2015, he served on the jury for the Hilary Weston Writer's Trust Prize for Non-Fiction. In 2019, his horror-fantasy character The Man In The Long Black Coat, a.k.a. Bekker, made his second appearance in Pulp Literature.
He lives in New Westminster where he is working on a sequel to The Measure of a Man.
Megan Cole is a tattooed food enthusiast with an obsessive reading habit. Her writing has appeared in The Puritan, Invisiblog, Kootenay Mountain Culture and more. She's currently working on her first book titled Head Over Feet: The Lasting Heart Ache of First Loves. When she's not writing, reading or cooking, she's working as the director of audience development for the BC and Yukon Book Prizes and recording interviews for the podcast Writing the Coast.