Luanne Armstrong and Zoë Landale have put together a thorough survey of the growing body of Canadian creative non-fiction, covering the areas of memoir, personal essay, cultural journalism, lyric essay and nature or place essays. These works are only a sampling of the diversity of Canadian writing, but together they create the best possible beginning for the exploration of this intriguing genre.
Luanne Armstrong has written twenty books. She writes young adult books, fiction, nonfiction and poetry. She has contributed to many anthologies and edited a Canadian non-fiction anthology called SLICE ME SOME TRUTH. She has been nominated for or won many awards, including the Moonbeam Award, the Chocolate Lily Award, the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize, the Red Cedar Award, Surrey Schools Book of the Year Award, the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize and the Silver Birch Prize. Luanne presently lives on her farm on Kootenay Lake. Her previous book from Caitlin was THE LIGHT THROUGH THE TREES.
Zoë Landale's writing has appeared in over thirty anthologies and her fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry has won significant awards, including first prize for poetry in the CBC Literary Competition. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals and magazines including The New Quarterly, CV2, The Antigonish Review, The Malahat Review, Chatelaine, and Canadian Living. She is a member of the Writer's Union of Canada and the Federation of BC Writers. Landale lives in British Columbia where she is the Chair of the Creative Writing Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
"This collection contains samples of the memoir, personal essay, cultural journalism, travel pieces, a lyric or segmented essay, musings on nature and place, and, finally, cross genre writing. " - Feminist Caucus
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