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Amber Dawn

Amber Dawn
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Amber Dawn is the author of the Lambda Literary Award-winning novel Sub Rosa (2010), the Vancouver Book Award-winning memoir How Poetry Saved My Life (2013), and the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize-nominated poetry collection Where the words end and my body begins (2015). Her new novel Sodom Road Exit will be published in spring 2018. She teaches creative writing at University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and also leads several low-barrier community writing classes. Currently she is co-artistic director of the Vancouver Queer Film Festival.

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