Monthly Archives: February 2011

Carolyn Pogue event for the launch of her writer’s residency

For those of you in Calgary this week, here is a posting for an event that commences Carolyn Pogue’s residency at the Alexandra Writers Centre. Carolyn wrote the novel Gwen, and is an inspiring writer, speaker, educator, and activist. More … Continue reading

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Black History Month author: Lillian Allen

Mervyn Morris, professor emeritus of Creative Writing & West Indian Literature at the University of the West Indies, Mona, describes dub poetry as a “poetry that makes a priority of foreground, that makes sure you’re aware of the particular musical … Continue reading

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Black History Month author: Itah Sadu

Itah Sadu wrote two children’s stories for Women’s Press: A Touch of the Zebras and Name Calling. Using her gift for orality, Sadu writes the lines of the story right off the page and into the ears of kids all … Continue reading

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Black History Month author: Rosamund Elwin

One of the most prolific authors for Women’s Press in the eighties and nineties was Rosamund Elwin. Whether coauthoring Asha’s Mums, a landmark children’s story that demystifies lesbian parenting for young Asha’s teacher and classmates, or gathering the honest and … Continue reading

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Black History Month author: Bernadette Gabay Dyer

My mother, Margaret Moneague, was murdered in Jamaica in 1919. History will not speak of her or record how valiantly she, who was little more than a child, struggled to survive against overwhelming poverty. History will be preoccupied with the … Continue reading

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Black History Month author: Gail Nyoka

After winning the 2000 Chalmers Award in the category of theatre for young people for her stage play Mella Mella, Gail Nyoka (pictured below) adapted her Mella character into a book for young adults, called Mella and the N’anga: An … Continue reading

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Black History Month author: Mairuth Sarsfield

Mairuth Sarsfield is an accomplished broadcaster, civil servant, and author. She has won awards for theme coordination at World’s Fair pavilions for Canada, and has been awarded with the Chevalier a L’Ordre National du Quebec in 1986, as well as … Continue reading

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