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First Name Joyce
Last Name Goodwin
Member Since November 8, 2008
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Branch Affiliation Metro Vancouver (includes Victoria)
Website http://goodwin@canauthorsvancouver.org
Bio Joyce 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 including a cross border World Peace Poets anthology. Joyce was for several years a contributing writer to the North Shore "Arts Alive" magazine. At the Lynn Valley library her words are etched into a glass wall. A North Shore Writers' Association member for many years, she served in various executive positions 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 Vancouver. Her artwork illustrates the 2014 CAA Vancouver anthology "National Voices". Joyce is also a member of the Royal City Literary Arts Society. Awards for writing over the years include from The North Shore Writers' Association, the North Vancouver Community Arts Council, The Ontario Poetry Society, The Vancouver Tagore Society. Joyce has been a judge and trustee for several national poetry contests. She participates in local writing events and open mics. As an artist Joyce exhibits with the North Shore Artist Guild and at UWC Hycroft. Her work illustrates the 2014 CAA Vancouver anthology "National Voices".
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Genres Childrens Books, Freelance, Parenting, Young Adult