Lynnette D’anna began writing professionally in 1990, and has since developed a substantial body of published work. She has been awarded more than a dozen arts grants for writing, and holds a degree in Creative Communications.
Throughout her career, D’anna has focused her energy on developing community, using her skills in communication to build bridges between diverse groups. She has worked as a publicist for the performing arts, among them Ruth Cansfield Dance, Headlines Theatre for Living, Vancouver’s Playhouse Theatre, and the Vancouver Opera.
She is past-president of Prairie Fire Press Inc. She co-founded and wrote for Zygote, an eclectic arts zine, and Verb, an insert for Terminal, a short-lived but sassy Vancouver streeter. She wrote a regular column Notes From the Coast for Zygote. For Interchange, Winnipeg’s longest-running arts and entertainment broadsheet, she wrote reviews of books by Canadian authors, and profiles of the creators of visual, dance, and other performing arts.
D’anna’s literary community building activities include a production of Closetland by Backward Glance Productions for Amnesty International. She organized Pressing Poetry, a slam poetry performance competition held weekly at Vancouver Press Club. She was consulted, with a panel of invited artists, to reimagine the Manitoba Arts Council for the new millennium. She was Managing Editor of Canadian Women’s Health Network, a bilingual quarterly national magazine, facilitating two special issues on Women’s Health and Diversity.
D’anna’s poems, articles, profiles, critiques, and reviews have been extensively published. She has written feature articles and columns for a number of print publications, including Zygote, Mennonite Mirror, Rhubarb, Prairie Fire, Poetry Canada, Prism International, Grain, Contemporary Verse II, Winnipeg Free Press, THIS magazine, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Black Cat 13, and Herizons.
D’anna is currently available as an editor, a language consultant, and as a provider of English-language services. Please get in touch!
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