Born and raised in Ottawa, Dawna is a member of the League of Canadian Poets and co-founder of the Words Aloud Spoken Word Festival. Her collection of poems, Elements of Grace, was published by Brucedale Press in 2005. Her short stories and poems have appeared in various publications. In December 2008, Dawna was featured as the Owen Sound Sun Time’s Poet of the Month. The editor of Strong in My Skin and Saugeen Stories, she has been facilitating writing workshops for children and adults since 1993. Dawna has performed poetry on stages throughout Ontario and Quebec, including a 2008 performance at the Ottawa Art Gallery forNational Poetry Month.
published in Bywords.ca January 2013