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Writer-in-Residence

We are excited to welcome Writer-in-Residence January Rogers to London!

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January Rogers is a Mohawk/Tuscarora writer from Six Nations of the Grand River. She was born in Vancouver British Columbia in 1963 and raised in southern Ontario. January traveled throughout 2017-2019 doing back to back residencies in Vancouver BC, Santa Fe NM and Edmonton AB. Janet lives on Six Nations territory of the Grand River where she owns and operates Ojistoh Publishing and Productions. January works in page poetry, spoken word performance poetry, video poetry and recorded poetry with music. She is a radio broadcaster, documentary producer and media and sound artist.

Her literary titles include; Splitting the Heart, Ekstasis Editions 2007, Red Erotic, Ojistah Publishing 2010, Unearthed, Leaf Press 2011 “Peace in Duress” Talonbooks 2014 and Totem Poles and Railroads ARP Books 2016, “As Long As the Sun Shines” (English edition), Bookland Press 2018 with a Mohawk language edition released in 2019 and French translation released in 2021. “Ego of a Nation” is January’s 7th poetry title which she independently produced on the Ojistoh Publishing label 2020.

January has produced and written gallery and broadcast media with 2Ro Media since 2015. She won the American Indian Film Festival BEST MUSIC VIDEO 2020 with Ego of a Nation and the imagineNATIVE Media BEST EXPERIMENTAL SOUND PRIZE 2021 for her sound piece, The Struggle Within. She wrote and produced a comedy audio pilot titled NDNS on the Airwaves and is currently in post-production with a 10-episode web series she wrote of the same name, due out May 2022.

Office Hours

Meet with January Rogers

Beginning Aug. 31, email January to book an in-person meeting to discuss your creative projects.

Office Hours offered on Wednesdays, beginning September 7.

10:00am - 1:00pm at Western University

3:00 - 6:00pm at Central Library

jroger83@gmail.com

Events

Anter River Poetry Reading

Wednesday, September 21

7 - 8:30pm

Landon Library

Featured poets: January Rogers & Neal Shannacappo. Please visit poetrylondon.ca for more information.

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Appointments will be made by email, with that email address to come.

Once you have scheduled an appointment, please email your work, with that email address to come.

Any kind of creative writing! Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, prose. You name it.

You can send up to 5 pages of poetry or 10 pages of all other creative writing.

Please come prepared to discuss your work. This could include your intentions with the work, your hopes and plans for it, and what you see as the next steps.

Please email January or call 519-661-4600 if you are meeting at the London Public Library.

Acknowledgements

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The Writer-in-Residence program is co-sponsored by the James A. and Marjorie Spenceley Fund, the Department of English and Writing Studies, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and the School for Advanced Studies in Arts and Humanities at Western University, the Department of English, French, and Writing at King's University College and London Public Library.

For more information about the Writer-in-Residence program and for information on how to apply for this position, check out the UWO website.

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Previous Writers-in-Residence

List of previous Writers-in-Residence at LPL (in partnership with Western University):

  • 2019 - 20 Jane Urquhart
  • 2018 - 19 Cherie Dimaline
  • 2017 - 18 Daniel MacIvor
  • 2016 - 17 Margaret Christakos
  • 2015 - 16 Tanis Rideout
  • 2014 - 15 Gary Barwin