Amber O’Reilly is a French-Canadian multilingual poet, spoken word artist, playwright and screenwriter from Yellowknife and based in Winnipeg since 2013. Her poetry and critical writing have appeared in several journals, magazines and newspapers and she has performed across Canada. Her French-language poetry collection Boussole franche is published with Les Éditions du Blé and won the 2021 Prix-littéraire Rue-Deschambault (Manitoba Book Awards). Her play Annie et Tom du lundi au vendredi is streaming online until mid-December 2021, and has received two professional readings: the 10th Festival à haute voix at Théâtre l'Escaouette in Moncton and the 12th Women Playrights International Conference (June 20-25, 2022).
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