Bernice Lever – Lifetime Achievement 2015 – WIN Award

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Bernice Lever, born in Smithers, BC, was a founder of WAVES, literary magazine: York University – from 1972-1987 and has published 9 books of poetry, (Red Letter Day, Black Moss, 2014), a teaching/learning CD: The Colour of Words, and over 200 short prose pieces. Her patience with committees has involved her in the Canadian Authors Association, League of Canadian Poets, Federation of BC Writers and other local writer groups. She has read her poems, (some were prize winners), across Canada, USA and on 4 other continents. She has won four Lifetime Achievement awards, including CAA’s Sangster Award. From 1963 to 2000, she lived in a Toronto suburb except for 3 1/2 years in Cheshire, England and 18 months in USA.
Bernice, a child of an Alberta pioneer farm family, is a mother of 3 children, 2 grandchildren and 2 great granddaughters. As Writer-in-Residence for C.A.A. – Vancouver, she continues editing and marketing manuscripts for others which she did at Dundurn Press, Toronto, in 1980’s.
Retired in 2000 from Seneca College’s English Department, Toronto, she continues to give writing workshops across Canada, when she is not writing poetry or watching the deer walk by the seashore on Bowen Island, BC. Bernice Lever gets ‘high’ on words.
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