Joanne Arnott

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

She has conducted writing workshops across much of Canada and in Australia, including a 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. As a member of the Alliance of Women Against Racism, Etc., she facilitated Unlearning Racism workshops for colleges, universities, government and community groups in Canada throughout the 1990s.[5] 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). She is the Poetry Editor for Event Magazine.[6]



  • 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)
  • Halfling Spring: an internet romance (Kegedonce, 2013)

Children's literature[edit]

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



See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ARNOTT, Joanne". ABCBookWorld. Retrieved 2014-02-19. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Three Week Editing Workshop with Joanne Arnott". Thursdays Writing Collective. 2009-10-20. Retrieved 2014-02-19. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Joanne Arnott". Literary Review of Canada. Retrieved 2014-02-19. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Joanne Arnott". Thin Air Winnipeg - Writers - Winnipeg International Writers Festival. 2013-09-20. Retrieved 2014-02-19. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Baker, Carleigh (2014-05-01). "In Conversation on Conversation: EVENT Interviews Joanne Arnott". EVENT poetry and prose. Retrieved 2014-10-21. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Joanne Arnott Wins City of Vancouver Mayor's Arts Award". EVENT. 2017-10-15. Retrieved 2019-10-29.

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