Friday, November 4 at Artcite, Inc. 

Doors Open 7:00 pm
Reading begins at 7:30 pm
(please be punctual).
Free Admission!

Moderator: Karl Jirgens (Rampike magazine).

Joanne Arnott is a Métis/mixed-blood writer and arts activist, based in Richmond, BC. Author of six books of poetry and three books in other genre, Joanne’s essays and poetry appear in more than 25 anthologies, including Indigenous Poetics, Uncommon Wealth, Native Poetry in Canada, Native Literature in English, How the Light Gets In (Ireland), Double Lives, Without Reservation, Manitowapow, 111 West Coast Literary Portraits, Alive at the Centre (PPP), and Force Field. She is currently the Poetry Editor for EVENT Magazine. Her writing has appeared in literary journals across Canada and around the world including: Capilano Review (TCR), Carnegie Newsletter, Contemporary Verse 2 (CV2), EVENT, Exile Quarterly, Fireweed, First Nations House Magazine, Literary Review of Canada, Open Letter, Our Times, Prairie Fire, Rampike, Rice Paper, Room of One’s Own, SPIRIT Magazine, sub-Terrain, The New Chief Tongue, This Magazine, VOX Feminarum, Watershed Sentinel, West Coast Line, Windsor Review, Yellow Medicine Review.

A founding member of the Aboriginal Writers Collective West Coast, past volunteer on The Writers Union of Canada’s National Council and The Writers Trust Author’s Committee, Joanne is mother to six young people, all born at home. She has also worked as judge or jurist on a variety of literary prizes and awards, including BC Book Prizes (Poetry), SaskArt (short non-fiction), Governor General’s Award (Poetry), and Babishai Niwe Poetry Prize (Uganda).


Halfling Spring. An internet romance with illustrations by Leo Yerxa (Kegedonce Press), 2014
A Night for the Lady (Ronsdale Press), 2013
Salish Seas: An Anthology of Text and Image (ed., AWCWC), 2011
Mother Time: Poems New & Selected (Ronsdale Press), 2007
Steepy Mountain Love. Poetry (Kegedonce Press), 2004
Breasting the Waves: On Writing & Healing (Press Gang), 1995
My Grass Cradle (Press Gang), 1993
Ma MacDonald. With illustrations by Mary Anne Barkhouse (Women’s Press), 1992
Wiles of Girlhood. 1991 LCP’s Gerald Lampert Award (Press Gang), 1992


the family of crow (Leaf Press), 2012
Longing: four poems on diverse matters (Rubicon), 2008

Joanne Arnott will also be reading at this year’s Bookfest Windsor:

Session 6. Poetry Café – In honour of Eugene McNamara

Date and Time: Sat., 05 November 2016  — 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm –
Location: AGW Rodzik Gallery
Sponsored by Windsor Volunteers for Literacy
Featuring: Joanne Arnott Dorothy Mahoney Carolyn Marie Souaid Michael Prior
Moderator: Peter Hrastovec

For Bookfest 2016 tickets please click here.