Saturday, December 15, 2007
Joanne Arnott is a Metis/mixed blood writer, from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She studied English briefly at the University of Windsor and then moved to the west coast in 1982. Joanne has been a literary performer and publishing poet since the mid-1980's, and has presented her work and given writing workshops across much of Canada, and in Australia. She has worked for many years as an Unlearning Racism facilitator, and continues to incorporate social justice perspectives and peer counseling approaches into her work. Joanne is mother to five sons and one daughter, all born at home. Her latest book is Mother Time: Poems New & Selected from Vancouver’s Ronsdale Press in 2007.