Ariel Gordon – Winter 2022 Writer-in-Residence
Ariel Gordon (she/her) is a Winnipeg/Treaty 1 territory-based writer, editor, and enthusiast. Her most recent books are Treed: Walking in Canada’s Urban Forests (Wolsak & Wynn, 2019), a collection of essays that combines science writing and the personal essay, and TreeTalk (At Bay Press, 2020), a public poetry project where Ariel hangs poems in trees and asks passersby to add their thoughts, ideas, and secrets. She is also the ringleader of Writes of Spring, a National Poetry Month project with the Winnipeg International Writers Festival that appears in the Winnipeg Free Press.
Gordon’s ability to connect nature, science and writing likely stems from her studies (she holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Winnipeg and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of King’s College) and a general curiosity to explore our world and share her findings.