Joan Clark was UNB’s 31st writer-in-residence for the 2012-2013 academic year. Clark was born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia on the 12th of October, 1934. She attended Acadia University and majored in English, specifically in dramatic literature. After that, she lived in Alberta for two decades where she completed her education as a teacher, and, in 1975, with Edna Alford, she co-founded the literary journal Dandelion, which she then edited for 6 years. Joan Clark had begun her writing career in her thirties, having published her first novel Girl of the Rockies in 1968. She had previously held a writer-in-residency at the University of Edinburgh. Additionally, she has won the Marian Engel Award in 1991 and been inducted into the Order of Canada.
She read on December 2nd for an odd sundays event at Molly's Coffee House, and a reading at Westminster Books on December 8th. In February, she was part of presentation of a Michael Crummey documentary and hosted a panel discussion with Crummey afterwards. She was a part of the Lorenzo reading series at UNBSJ on March 10th, and gave a farewell reading on April 10th in the Alumni Memorial Lounge at UNBF. Clark returned to UNB on October 30th, 2015, to give another reading at Marshall D’Avray Hall.
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