Lissa M. Cowan

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Lissa M. Cowan grew up climbing trees, cloud-watching, and pretending she was sick so she could stay home from school and read books.

She has been writing and telling stories since she was six years old and has received awards for her writing from the University of Victoria’s Writing Department and from The Banff Centre. She is an alumna of The Banff Centre and The Victoria School of Writing.

She has had some wonderfully talented teachers along the way such as Canadian writers Nino Ricci and Jane Rule, and West Coast poet Daphne Marlatt and author and poet Betsy Warland who've helped her hone her writing craft.

She holds a Master of Arts degree in English Studies from l’Université de Montréal and lives part time in Toronto, Canada, and on Van
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Lissa M. Cowan I've never experienced it before. I usually suffer from the opposite. Writer's flood! I usually have too many ideas for books and not enough time.
Lissa M. Cowan Creating worlds that don't exist in quite that way. Living in my imagination and the feeling of expansion I feel when I write; like there are no bound…moreCreating worlds that don't exist in quite that way. Living in my imagination and the feeling of expansion I feel when I write; like there are no boundaries.(less)
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I can't remember a time looking back when I didn't hate my handwriting. The letters of the words I write are loosely spaced, uneven; big and loopy like a ferris wheel stuck on repeat. When I practised writing in school the teacher would just look at me and shake her head. It was the 70s and people were extra-mean to southpaws back then.

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“And she knew him and so herself, for although she had always known herself she had never been able to recognize it until now.”
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“As someone who grew up in the Bronx, I certainly learned my share of four-letter words, but none are more powerful than nice.”
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“Vitally, the human race is dying. It is like a great uprooted tree, with its roots in the air. We must plant ourselves again in the universe.”
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