MFA in Creative Writing (1984), University of British Columbia, Vancouver
BA in English McGill University, Montreal
DCS in Education, McGill University, Montreal
American Chamber of Commerce, Kyiv
Vice President, 1995, 1996; Secretary, 1999
Canada Business Club, Kyiv
Member, 1996-2005
European Business Association, Kyiv
Member, 1999-2003
Writers’ Union, Chicago Chapter
Member of Board, 1992-93
BC Federation of Writers, Vancouver
Vice Chair, 1985-86
Pacific Aikido Kensankai Association, Vancouver
Founder and President, 1983-86
Aikido Kensankai Association, Montreal
Co-Founder and Vice President, 1976-78

20 years’ experience as a professional editor, writer and translator.

10 years as editor-in-chief of Eastern Economist, an English-language weekly in Ukraine, Dining out in Kyiv (3 editions), and other publications under the Matlid Publications brand.

Over 10 prizes and honors for poetry and fiction in Canada, the US and UK. Poems and fiction have appeared in The Antigonish Review, Arc, The English Quarterly, Green’s Magazine, Pierian Spring, Poetry Canada Review, Potlatch, Quarry, Room of One’s Own, Ukrainian News, and Zest.

Fluent speaker of English, Ukrainian and French.
Working knowledge of Russian and German.
Passive knowledge of Japanese and Spanish.



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