Join us Tuesday, April 25th at 7pm for Regional Spotlight: Yukon's solstice haiku host Meaghan Hackinen. 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 655pm!
Originally from Vancouver, kjmunro lives in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. In 2014, she founded ‘solstice haiku’, a monthly haiku discussion group that she continues to facilitate. She has recently completed Vancouver Manuscript Intensive, revising a poetry manuscript with her mentor Betsy Warland. Her debut poetry collection is contractions (Red Moon Press, 2019).
Charmaine Arjoonlal is a social worker who lives with her husband and two spoiled dogs in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. When she’s not squeezing in writing, she enjoys hanging out in coffee shops, biking and swimming in cold lakes. Charmaine’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Rumpus, MUTHA, Lothlorien Poetry Journal and elsewhere.
Corinna Cook is the author of Leavetakings, an essay collection (University of Alaska Press, 2020). She is a former Fulbright Fellow, an Alaska Literary Award recipient, and a Rasmuson Foundation awardee. Her next book project explores Alaska-Yukon art, ecology, and history. More at corinnacook.com.
Pamela Jeanne is a writer and poet living in Whitehorse, Yukon, on Kwanlin Dun First Nation and Ta'an Kwach'an Council traditional territory. She has kept a journal since she was a teenager and is working on a memoir. Her haiku have been published in an online blog and tri-folds.
Lillian Nakamura Maguire is a second-generation Japanese Canadian writer, living near Whitehorse, Yukon on the traditional territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta'an Kwäch'än Council. Currently she is exploring her Japanese Canadian history through a “story collage” of Japanese poetry with prose, memoir, film and storytelling integrated with family photos/films and other documents.
Meaghan Hackinen (FBCW host): is a bike-obsessed bookworm on a lifelong hunt for exceptional cycling routes, both on and off the pavement.She lives on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Syilx/Okanagan People in Kelowna, BC.
*This event will be recorded.