Fiona Tinwei Lam is a poet, author, and an educator. Her publications include poetry books Odes & Laments, Intimate Distances (Finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award), Enter the Chrysanthemum, and a children’s book, The Rainbow Rocket. Fiona’s poetry and prose have appeared in over 40 anthologies including The Best Canadian Poetry 2010 and 2020, Force-field: An anthology of 77 BC Women Poets, and Slice Me Some Truth: An anthology of Canadian Creative Nonfiction. She co-edited the creative nonfiction anthology, Double Lives: Writing and Motherhood, and edited The Bright Well: Contemporary Canadian Poetry about Facing Cancer. Her poems have been thrice featured on BC’s Poetry in Transit, and her video poems have been screened internationally. Fiona teaches at SFU Continuing Studies. Born in Scotland and raised in Vancouver, she studied political science and law, and worked as a lawyer before attaining a masters of fine arts degree in creative writing from UBC.
At the January 22, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Fiona will be the Featured Poet. More about the event is here: friday-january-22-2021
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