About

I was born in Hampstead, a suburb of London, England. I came to Canada with my parents and grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan. I’m a graduate of Central Collegiate and the University of Regina, where I received my BA in English. After living in Winnipeg and Moose Jaw, I eventually found my way to Vancouver, where I earned my MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia.

I’ve been a freelance writer for assorted newspapers and magazines, a temporary secretary in London, a travel agent and the Managing Editor of a literary magazine (Prism international).

I spent a few years working for TELUS in Burnaby, BC, as an in-house travel consultant, a word processing clerk, a contract management clerk and a tech writer, creating and editing student materials for TELUS Learning Services.

In 2003 I graduated from Vancouver Film School’s full time program in Writing for Screen and TV.

I currently work as a Programs Assistant at the University of British Columbia.

I’ve been writing all of my life.

Please visit my personal page to read even more about me!

4 responses to “About

  1. Hi Winona, I’m hopping over from Brian Henry’s blog. I’m impressed by your writing journey and would like to feature you in the Second Acts series on my blog – http://joanneguidoccio.com/get-inspired/second-acts/

    I have several openings in November and December. Email guidoccioj@bell.net if interested.

    Joanne 🙂

  2. I sat down to whittle my Bookmarks Menu’s size to something manageable. After seeing the header about Cold Play, I nearly went on to the next bookmark because I have no interest in the band… but this wasn’t about the band. I had several surprises, all in a row. The first was the book itself and its germination. The second was the story itself. The third was that it is so refreshing to read something that is written by somebody who KNOWS how to write. Oh, and the fourth, and one that made me smile, is that when I go to London I always stay on at an hotel Frognal & Arkwright (I won’t mention its name as it could be taken as promoting).

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