Friday, May 18, 2012

Writer in residence at Dickson

 Be a part of the Country Drive Showcase Weekend - June 2 & 3rd with a stop at the Danish Canadian National Museum & Gardens!
Saturday, June 2nd come and meet our brand new Writer-in Residence, Vivian Hansen. Her introductory reading will include her work "Leylines of My Flesh", which chronicles the Danish immigration experience to Western Canada. Vivian will also be available from May - September to do one-on-one manuscript critique sessions and workshops. You may contact Vivian at

Vivian's bio:
 Vivian Hansen is a poet and freelance writer. Her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in a wide variety of anthologies and journals with work that has encountered women's issues, the western landscape, work and immigration.

She is the co-founder of the Calgary Women's Writing Project where she served as VP Publishing and Editor of Forum Magazine (a journal of the Calgary Women's Writing Project).

Vivian taught poetry and life writing workshops with the Alexandra Writers' Centre in Calgary and facilitated workshops in poetry and life writing. She served as a judge and contest coordinator for the former Calgary Writers Association and has judged for the Hamilton Region Arts Council.

Vivian is a member of the Writers Guild of Alberta and served as a Member-at-Large 2002-2003, President 2003-2004, Past-President 2004-2005 and Chair, 2006 Alberta Book Awards Committee and is also a full member of the League of Canadian Poets, Calgary. 1999-2000 she was President of the Society of Poets, Bards and Storytellers. She was Associate Editor, A.S.H. (Arts, Science & Humanities Journal) Turtle Island Press, 1996-1997.

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