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Silvia Florita Smith

Silvia Smith is a freelance writer who has been a member of the West Island Writers' group for many years. She made the 2019 longlist for the CBC creative nonfiction prize and won awards for a poem and another creative non fiction piece in 2008. She has been published in three anthologies and has read from her works at local coffeehouses.
Writing has been a passion since childhood and she has recently become interested in exploring the world of Haiku. Other interests include quilting, painting, crafting and enjoying her grandchildren. She has taught ESL for several years. She was born in Montreal, the daughter of Southern Italian immigrants and grew up in the colorful community of Park Extension.
She now lives in Pointe-Claire, Québec with her husband, Ian, a retired pastor. They have three children and four grandchildren.