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Chelene Knight is the author of the poetry collection Braided Skin and the memoir Dear Current Occupant, winner of the 2018 Vancouver Book Award. Her writing is widely anthologized and has appeared in multiple Canadian and American literary journals. In addition to her work as a writer, Knight is managing editor at Room, programming director for the Growing Room Festival, and CEO of #LearnWritingEssentials. Knight is currently working on a novel set in Vancouver’s Hogan’s Alley, forthcoming in 2020. She was selected as a Writers' Trust Rising Star by David Chariandy.

Program History


Rising Stars