Joanne Arnott

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Joanne Arnott
Born (1960-12-16) December 16, 1960 (age 53)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Occupation Author
Ethnicity Métis
Genre Children's literature, poetry, nonfiction

Joanne Arnott (born 16 December 1960 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian Métis writer.[1]

She has conducted workshops across much of Canada and in Australia, including a recent series at the Carnegie Centre, sponsored by SFU,[2] and has written for the Literary Review of Canada.[3] She received the Gerald Lampert Award for her 1991 collection of poetry Wiles of Girlhood.[4]

Arnott lives in British Columbia with her family. She is a founding member of the Aboriginal Writers Collective West Coast, and The Aunties Collective. She has served on The Writers Union of Canada National Council (2009), The Writers Trust of Canada Authors Committee, and as jury member for the Governor General's Awards/Poetry (2011).



  • Wiles of Girlhood (Press Gang, 1991)
  • My Grass Cradle (Press Gang, 1992)
  • Steepy Mountain: love poetry (Kegedonce, 2004)
  • Mother Time: Poems New & Selected (Ronsdale, 2007)
  • Longing: Four Poems on diverse matters (Rubicon, chapbook with Aaron Paquette, 2008)
  • The Family of Crow (Leaf Press, chapbook with various artists, 2012)
  • A Night for the Lady (Ronsdale, 2013)

Children's literature[edit]

  • Ma MacDonald (Women's Press, 1993; illustrated by Maryanne Barkhouse)


  • Breasting the Waves: On Writing and Healing (Press Gang, 1995)



  1. ^ "ARNOTT, Joanne". ABCBookWorld. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 
  2. ^ "Three Week Editing Workshop with Joanne Arnott". Thursdays Writing Collective. 2009-10-20. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 
  3. ^ "Joanne Arnott". Literary Review of Canada. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 
  4. ^ "Joanne Arnott". Thin Air Winnipeg - Writers - Winnipeg International Writers Festival. 2013-09-20. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 

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