Imagining Lives is a poetry book with a past. Bernice Lever's writing transports the reader to the 1940s and '50s, where children make mud pies and listen to family stories of the "dirty thirties." Im
Bernice Lever, living on Bowen Island, BC, gets Èhigh on words?. Generation (Black Moss Press, 2009) is her 9th book of poetry, and she?s written an English textbook, The Colour of Words, and other prose works. For 2011, she has completed her 10th poetry book, Imagining Lives. Currently, she is busy writing, freelance editing, giving readings and workshops. She?s a regular presenter at Surrey International Writer?s Conference, 2007-2010 and ÊWrite on BowenË , 2008-2010. She has read her poems on 5 continents, yet still enjoys performing on stage, radio or television. Best known for editing Waves, a literary magazine, 1972-1987, she has won awards for her poems, including the Wm. Henry Drummond prize, 2008. In 2004, she won the Allan Sangster Award for her committee work with Canadian Authors Association. Also she has been honoured with Life Status by Canadian Poetry Association ð 2000, World Poetry Society ð 2008 and The Ontario Poetry Society ð 2009. A past V.P. for the League of Canadian poets,she is now a CAA rep. on the Public Lending Right commission. Bernice Lever is a retired Seneca College English teacher who continues to have fun coaching others to get published as she follows CAA?S motto: ÊWriters Helping Writers.Ë For her rates and routines for assistance, view .colourofwords.com.
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