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Sina Queyras, 2007-2008 Canadian Writer-in-Residence

Sina Queyras, 2007-2008 Canadian Writer-in-ResidenceSina Queyras grew up in her mother's Chrysler, traveling the roads of western Canada. She has lived on Vancouver Island, and in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, New Jersey, Brooklyn, and Philadelphia. Her third collection of poetry, Lemon Hound, received the Pat Lowther Award and a Lambda Literary Award. She has edited Open Field: 30 Contemporary Canadian Poets for Persea Books, and Canadian Strange, a folio of contemporary Canadian writing, for Drunken Boat.From 2005-2007 Queyras co-curated the *belladonna reading series in New York. Her work has been published widely in journals and anthologies. An excerpt of her novel, Autobiography of Childhood, appeared in translation in the French literary journal Siecle 21 out of Paris. She has taught creative writing at Haverford College and Rutgers University.

During her residency, Queyras devoted 50 per cent of her time to writing and 50 per cent of her time to community activities, including individual manuscript consultations with local writers, public readings, and workshops. While in Calgary, Queyras worked on several projects: Expressway, a collection of poetry concerning mobility; Autobiography of Childhood, a novel; Everyone is Always Talking, a play about Gertrude Stein, and Swallow, a collection of short fiction. Other projects included an essay on Lisa Robertson and the language of lyric in Canadian women's writing, and two anthologies: one of Canadian fiction, and another of autobiographical writing.

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Visit Sina's influential blog, Lemon Hound, here