Fiona Tinwei Lam – Surrey Muse

Fiona Lam

Fiona is a poet and a writer of fiction and non-fiction. Born in Scotland and raised in Vancouver, Fiona studied political science and law and worked as a lawyer before attaining a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from U.B.C.

Her poems, fiction and non-fiction have been published internationally in over twenty anthologies including The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2010 and In Fine Form: The Anthology of Canadian Form Poetry. Her poetry collections include Intimate Distances (2002), a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Awards, and Enter the Chrysanthemum (2009). Fiona has also edited The Bright Well (2011), an anthology of contemporary Canadian poetry on facing cancer. Her poems touch on themes of love and loss and relationships and have aired on CBC Radio and have been featured twice as part of B.C.’s Poetry in Transit.

Fiona has also written creative non-fiction and fiction, including a collection of essays which she also co-edited, Double Lives: Writing and Motherhood (2008) and the children’s book The Rainbow Rocket (2013).

Fiona is also a member of The Writer’s Union of Canada, the Federation of BC Writers and the Creative Nonfiction Collective.

Website: fionalam.net

Ryerson University Asian Heritage: library.ryerson.ca/asianheritage/authors/lam/

Canadian Poetry Online: library.utoronto.ca/canpoetry/lam/index.htm

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