Canadian freelance writer Joyce Nelson is the author of seven books and many hundreds of articles and essays published by a variety of magazines and websites. During more than 30 years as a full-time writer, Nelson’s work has been included in 25 book-length anthologies published in Canada and the U.S. She has also created 23 hours of radio documentary broadcast by CBC “Ideas,” all re-broadcast by popular demand. Since 1989, Nelson has given 34 guest lectures and public speeches – including speeches at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Harvard University.
Her awards include: the Human Rights Advocate Award for Written Work, given by the Vancouver Island Human Rights Society in 1997; and 2nd prize for radio drama in the CBC Literary Competition, 1983. Nelson has taught at Queen’s University and the University of Victoria.
She lives in Toronto and can be reached via www.joycenelson.ca.