Presentation: A Time for ALL Women’s Voices

During this talk, Rayanne will discuss why writing about love, sex and relationships gives female writers their power back. She'll talk about writing romance fiction and romantic poetry as a feminist and why diverse sex and sensuality as written by women, and those who identify as women, is vital to changing perceptions of the literary merit of female sexuality.

Author Bio

Rayanne Haines is an award-winning paranormal romance author, poet, and the executive director for the Edmonton Poetry Festival. Her novel, Fire Born won the 2018 Raven Award for Best Paranormal Romance. Her novel-in-verse, Stained with the Colours of Sunday Morning (Inanna Publications 2018) launched to positive critical reviews. In 2018, Rayanne served a three-month stint as a featured artist for the Edmonton Public Library. Recently Rayanne was named January 2019 Writer in Residence for Edmonton’s only independent bookstore, Audreys Books. Her video poem, I am Here to use my Voice has nearly 6000 views on youtube. Rayanne is the co-host of, Let’s Get Lit, a podcast dedicated to interviewing western Canadian poets about the power and relevance of poetry.