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Amber O’Reilly

Amber O'Reilly
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Amber O'Reilly (she/her) is a French-Canadian multilingual poet, spoken word artist, playwright and screenwriter born and raised in Yellowknife. Her French-language poetry collection Boussole franche, published with Les Éditions du Blé, won the 2021 Prix littéraire Rue-Deschambault (Manitoba Book Awards) and was a finalist for the  2022 Prix ChamplainAnnie et Tom du lundi au vendredi is her first full-length play, published in June 2023 with Les Éditions du Blé. Amber served as Board President of the Winnipeg International Writers Festival from 2020 to 2023 and Board Secretary of the Association des auteur-e-s du Manitoba français from 2018-2021. She was a local guest author at the 2016 of the NorthWords NWT Writers Festival and enjoyed many previous editions as an attendee and performer.