Gwen Benaway is of Anishinaabe and Métis descent. She has published two collections of poetry, Ceremonies for the Dead and Passage, and her third collection, What I Want is Not What I Hope For, is forthcoming in 2018. A Two-Spirited Trans poet, she has been described as the spiritual love child of Tomson Highway and Anne Sexton. In 2015, she was the recipient of the inaugural Speaker’s Award for a Young Author and in 2016 she received a Dayne Ogilvie Honour of Distinction for Emerging Queer Authors from the Writers’ Trust of Canada.

Events Gwen Benaway was involved in

  • Bechdel Tested: Women in Writing/A Quiet Passion

    Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 8:00 PM

    Bechdel Tested and IFOA co-present a panel discussion titled Women in Writing followed by the critically acclaimed feature film, A Quiet Passion.


  • IFOA Aurora

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 7:30 PM

    Gwen Benaway will be in Aurora on October 11th to talk about her new poetry collection, Passage.