ARIEL GORDON - Instructor at MISSA 2020

Ariel Gordon (she/her) is a Winnipeg/Treaty 1 territory-based writer, editor, and enthusiast. She is the ringleader of Writes of Spring, a National Poetry Month project with the Winnipeg International Writers Festival that appears in the Winnipeg Free Press.

Her most recent books are the essay collection Treed: Walking in Canada’s Urban Forests (Wolsak & Wynn, 2019) and the first book in the public poetry project TreeTalk (At Bay Press, 2020), where Ariel hangs poems in trees and asks passersby to add their ideas, poems, and confessions. TreeTalk was nominated for three Manitoba Book Awards. In winter 2022, Ariel was the Writer in Residence with the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture.