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First Name Joyce
Last Name Goodwin
Member Since November 8, 2008
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Website http://goodwin@canauthorsvancouver.org
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Bio JJoyce Goodwin emigrated from Ireland to Canada in 1989 with her family and has lived in North Vancouver since then. A retired government social worker, she writes poetry and creative non-fiction. Her poems and stories have been published in newspapers, magazines and numerous anthologies. For several years she was a contributing writer to the North Shore "Arts Alive" magazine. . A North Shore Writers' Association member for many years, she was vice-President and is a co-founder of the literary cafe "Dare to be Heard". She also served for several years on the board of the Canadian Authors Association Metro Vancouver Branch. Her artwork illustrates the 2014 CAA Vancouver Anthology "National Voices" and is included in the 2016 National Voices anthology. Joyce has been a trustee, judge and reviewer for national book awards and contests. She herself has won many awards including from The Ontario Poetry Society, The North Shore Writers' Association, the Tagore Society and others. As an artist Joyce exhibits with the North Shore Artist Guild, the International Watercolour Society and several other local painting groups.
Publications FRAGMENTS: A Poetry Mosaic" her first published book of poems was published in November 2021.
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Awards Joyce has won 15 poetry awards and 7 prose awards, all published in over 35 anthologies.
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Genres Childrens Books, Freelance, Parenting, Politics & Social Science, Young Adult