Originally from Ottawa, Dilys has worked as a writer and editor

for the past 20 years. Previously, she was an arts manager (theatre

and dance) and a classroom teacher.   

Dilys holds a BA in Religious Studies & Theatre from U. of Ottawa, a

Bachelor of Education from Queen’s U. (Kingston), and an

MA in Arts Management from the American U.(Washington, DC).

She is also a creative writer. She wrote and directed plays for 

the Ottawa Fringe Festival, and her award-winning poetry

and short fiction have appeared in literary journals such as

Arc Poetry Magazine, Grain, Contemporary Verse 2, and Prairie Fire.

Her full-length poetry collection, The Winter Count (McGill-Queen's

University Press, 2014), explores the complicated relationship 

between her great-great-grandfather, Dr. Augustus Jukes,

and the Métis leader Louis Riel.  

Dilys lives in Toronto.