Laisha Rosnau
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"One could never consider Rosnau anything but a deft explorer of the heart; she writes with passion, honesty and precision." - Globe & Mail



"Rosnau is one writer whose book lives up to the jacket hype... juicy, fresh, original, funny and rife with insight. " - Toronto Star

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"Having Laisha as my trusted mentor has helped me, very quickly, make huge strides in my work." - Nicole Breit

Our Familiar Hunger
spring Reading Tour!

In April, Nightwood Editions will publish my latest collection of poetry, Our Familiar Hunger, and I'm taking my book baby on the road. Come join me in one of these locations if you can. There will be snacks, festive drinks, even Ukrainian dancing in one location! And, of course, there will be poetry.

April 19th, 7 PM, Book launch & reading, Paper Hound Books, 344 West Pender, Vancouver - with Ontario poet & playwright, David Brock Jones

April 24th, 7 PM, Book launch party, Caetani Cultural Centre, 3401 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon - featuring Ukrainian dance and food

May 1st, 7 PM, Reading, Milk Crate Records, 527 Lawrence Avenue, Kelowna - with Kelowna poet and playwright, Erin Scott

May 4th, 6-8 PM, Wine-o-Clock, Wine & Poetry Pairings, Metrovino Wines, 722 11 Ave SW, Calgary - with Wakefield Brewster, Cobra Collins, Kyle Flemmer and Stuart Ian McKay

May 5th, 10 AM - 3 PM, Brunch + Poetry Workshop, Rose & Crown Pub, 1503 4th St SW, Calgary - Poetry brunch & hang-out followed by workshop, Picture This: Ideas & Imagery in Poetry 

May 9th, 7 PM Reading, McNally Robinson Books, 3130 8th St, Saskatoon - with Cree-Metis writer, Lisa Bird-Wilson



Laisha Rosnau is an award-winning poet and novelist, university instructor, editor, and writing mentor. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and a Certificate in Narrative Therapy from the Vancouver School of Narrative Therapy. She teaches Creative Writing in the Creative Studies Program at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus.

But that’s just the shiny surface.

I write a little every day, without hope, without despair.
— Karen Blixen (aka Isak Dineson)