Authors & Headliners
Anna Yin is Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate and Ontario representative for the League of Canadian Poets. She has authored six books of poetry and her poems have appeared on ARC Poetry, New York Times, China Daily, CBC Radio, World Journal etc. Anna won awards including the Ted Plantos Memorial Award, two MARTY Literary Arts Awards and the Chinese Professionals Association of Canada Professional Achievement Award. Her poems in English & Chinese and ten translations by her were in a Canadian Studies textbook used by Humber College. Her poem “Still Life” was part of Poetry in Transit featured on buses across Canada in 2013. She read her poetry on Parliament Hill and has been featured at 2015 Austin International Poetry Festival and other international events. Her Poetry Alive workshops combining computer arts and audience participation are welcomed at schools, colleges and libraries, especially for the Poets in Schools Program.