January 2019 - Fiona Tinwei Lam and Evelyn Lau

January 16, 2019

Fiona Tinwei Lam has authored two poetry books and a children's book.  She edited The Bright Well: Canadian Poems on Facing Cancer, and co-edited Love Me True: Writers on the Ins, Outs, Ups & Downs of Marriage.  She has won The New Quarterly's Nick Blatchford prize and was a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award.  Her work appears in over thirty anthologies, including The Best of the Best Canadian Poetry: 10th Anniversary Edition and Forcefield: 77 Women Poets of BC. Her poetry videos have screened at festivals locally and internationally.  She teaches at Simon Fraser University's Continuing Studies.  Her new collection of poems is forthcoming with Caitlin Press in 2019.



Evelyn Lau is the Vancouver author of twelve books, including seven volumes of poetry.  Her memoir, Runaway:  Diary of a Street Kid, published when she was 18, was made into a CBC film starring Sandra Oh in her first major role.  Evelyn's collections of short stories, essays and a novel have been translated into a dozen languages;  her poetry has received the Milton Acorn Award, the Pat Lowther Award, a National Magazine Award and a Governor-General's nomination, as well as appearing in hundreds of journals and anthologies.  She served as Vancouver Poet Laureate from 2011-2014;  her most recent collection, Tumour, was published by Oolichan in 2016.  Evelyn works in SFU Continuing Studies as a manuscript consultant as well as co-teaching the Poetry Series for the Weekend Student class with Fiona Tinwei Lam.