Former Poet Laureate Is VMI’s New Poetry & Creative Non-Fiction Mentor

Dear Writers,

We have some great news: Evelyn Lau, acclaimed author of twelve books, has joined Vancouver Manuscript Intensive as our new poetry and creative non-fiction mentor. We’re very excited to offer you the opportunity to work with this award-winning author.

A few facts about Evelyn:


  • She has published twelve books, including seven volumes of poetry
  • Her first book, Runaway:  Diary of a Street Kid (HarperCollins, 1989) was made into a CBC film starring Sandra Oh
  • Her poetry has received numerous awards and a Governor-General’s nomination
  • Evelyn served as 2011-2014 Poet Laureate for the City of Vancouver

Want to know more about what it’s like to work with Evelyn? Check out her “Mentor Q&A’s,” where she answers questions about what her relationship with your manuscript means to her, what you can learn from her, and what she wishes she knew when writing her first manuscript.

Please help us in extending a warm welcome to Evelyn. She’ll be a wonderful addition to VMI’s 2017 program.