September 2018 - Joanna Lilley and Colin Browne

September 19, 2018

Yukon writer Joanna Lilley is the author of the poetry collection, If There Were Roads (Turnstone Press), and the poetry collection, The Fleece Era (Brick Books), which was nominated for the Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry. Joanna is also the author of the short story collection, The Birthday Books (Hagios Press). She has been published and given readings all across Canada as well as in the USA, England and Scotland, and has received four Advanced Artist Awards from the Government of Yukon to support her work. She has an MLitt in Creative Writing from the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde and is a Humber School for Writers graduate. Joanna is from the UK and now lives in Whitehorse, Yukon, where she helped to found the Yukon Writers' Collective Ink. You can find her online at

Photo Credit: Marian Penner Bancroft

Colin Browne is the author of Entering Time: The Fungus Man Platters of Charles Edenshaw and The Hatch: Poems and Conversations, both published by Talonbooks. He was guest curator for the recent Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition I Had an Interesting French Artist to See Me This Summer: Emily Carr and Wolfgang Paalen in British Columbia. His collaboration with composer Alfredo Santa Ana, Music for a Night in May, was featured at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre earlier this year. He is working on a collection of essays and a new book of poetry is forthcoming from Talonbooks in 2019.