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First Name Joanna
Last Name Lilley
Member Since February 17, 2021
City Whitehorse
State Yukon
Country Canada
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Branch Affiliation Member at Large (no branch affiliation)
Website www.joannalilley.com
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Bio Joanna Lilley's fifth book and third poetry collection, Endlings, was published by Turnstone Press in March 2020. She's also the author of a novel, Worry Stones (Ronsdale Press), which was longlisted for the Caledonia Novel Award, and a short story collection, The Birthday Books (Hagios Press). Joanna's other poetry collections are If There Were Roads (Turnstone Press), and The Fleece Era (Brick Books) which was nominated for the Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry. Joanna has an MLitt degree in creative writing from the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde and is a Humber School for Writers graduate. She has diplomas in journalism and plain language editing and has worked in public sector communications for well over 20 years. Joanna is on the board of the Yukon Words society and is the Yukon representative for the Federation of British Columbia Writers. Born in the south of England, Joanna lived in Wales and Scotland before moving to Canada. She now lives in Whitehorse, Yukon, where she's grateful to reside on the Traditional Territories of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta'an Kwäch'än Council.
Publications Endlings (Turnstone Press) Worry Stones (Ronsdale Press) If There Were Roads (Turnstone Press) The Birthday Books (Radiant Press) The Fleece Era (Brick Books)
Awards Worry Stones (Ronsdale Press) was longlisted for the Caledonia Novel Award. The Fleece Era (Brick Books) was nominated for the Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry.
Contests Joanna's poetry has won contests including the Planet in Peril anthology competition, Vancouver International Writers' and Readers' Festival poetry contest and the Lothian Life Poetry Competition. Her fiction and poetry has also been a finalist or shortlisted for awards including the Aryamati Poetry Prize, The Malahat Review Open Season Awards, the Great Blue Heron poetry contest, PRISM international poetry contest, The Bridport Prize poetry competition, Dr. William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest, Freefall Chapbook Contest and Guernsey’s International Poetry Competition.
Genres e-Book, Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories
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