Janis Rapoport received her B.A.
(Philosophy major) from New College, University of Toronto, 1967.
She is a poet, author, playright, editor, literary consultant,
creative-writing instructor, and broadcaster.
She has been a writer-in-residence at schools and libraries.
And a playwright-in-residence at such centres as Banff and Tarragon Theatre.
She has travelled widely — e.g. read poems as part of the
official celebrations for Dublin, 1991's
European City of Culture, at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin in September 1991;
been one of Canada's (two) official participants in the 14th franco-anglais
festival de poesie, held in Paris, France in June 1991.
Current projects include a journey to Peru and Bolivia (2007),
the working title of a book-length travel-literature manuscript,
due in 2008; expected publication date is 2010; under contract.
A monologue from Star Light Star Bright, a play,
appeared in She Speaks, compiled and edited by Judith
Thompson, published by Playwrights Canada Press in 2004.
North York Public Library, North York, Ontario, 1991
Toronto Board of Education, Toronto, Ontario, 1991
Dundas Public Library, Dundas, Ontario, 1990
Beeton Public Library, Beeton, Ontario, 1988
St. Thomas Public Library, St. Thomas, Ontario, 1987
Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Summer 1976
Tarragon Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, 1974-75
University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies, Toronto, Ontario, 1988-
Hostess, Canadian Pavilion, Expo '67 Montréal, Quèbec Summer 1967
Writer, Editor, Broadcaster 1975-83
Writer, Editor, Creative-Writing Instructor, Workshop Facilitator, Readings Participant and Organizer, Lecturer at
Public and Educational Institutions across Canada and in France, England and Latin America 1973-
B.A. (Philosophy major) New College, University of Toronto, 1967
The Writers' Union of Canada
League of Canadian Poets
Playwrights' Union of Canada
The Writers' Guild of Canada
Special Activities (selected, 1991-2001)
Assisted, on a voluntary basis, with the Second International Women's Playwriting Conference held at York University, spring 1991
One of Canada's (two) official participants in the 14th franco-anglais festival de poesie, held in Paris, France in June 1991
Poems read, as part of the official celebrations for Dublin, 1991's
European City of Culture, at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin in September 1991
World premier performance of poem "Gaia", currently being
scored by an Ontario composer
Poems translated into Spanish for Poetas de la Nueva Pleyade, a York University Symposium, spring 1997
Poems presented, in Spanish, for Poetas de la Nueva Pleyade,
a York University Symposium, spring 1997
Prepared and delivered a paper at the Encuentro de Poesia in Mexico, November 1998
Official Canadian participant in a poetry conference in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, November 1998
Official Canadian delegate to a literary conference in Lima, Peru, October 1999
Participant in the international literary festival Blue Metropolis Bleu in Montreal, spring 2001