Lisa Pasold


Lisa Pasold is a Canadian writer and journalist who divides her time between Paris and Toronto. Her most recent book is ANY BRIGHT HORSE. Her first book of poetry WEAVE, was hailed as a masterpiece by Geist. Her second book of poetry, A BAD YEAR FOR JOURNALISTS, was nominated for an Alberta Book Award. The Globe and Mail called this new poetry collection "critical, darkly funny and painstakingly lyrical." Her debut novel, RATS OF LAS VEGAS, was described as "enticing as the lit-up Las Vegas strip and as satisfying as a winning hand at poker" by The Winnipeg Free Press. And Freefall described the book as "the incredible experience of being told a story rather than reading a book. As if reading a fairy tale, you are pulled into Millard's world, and it is a world so compelling that you can't bring yourself to leave."

Lisa creates walking tours inspired by research for her books. She has led walks all over Paris, investigating the lives of artists & writers throughout the centuries in the City of Light. She has also created walks for Toronto & Saskatoon.

Lisa leads annual workshops about inspiration and about writing family history/memoir. She taught Creative Writing at the American University in Paris, and has led workshops for the Paris Writers' Workshop and WICE (Women's Institute of Continuing Education, France). While writer-in-residence at the Berton Writer’s Retreat in Dawson City, Yukon, she organized a community writing workshop; in Toronto, she co-led a writing workshop for children in the Jane & Finch area. She has also led workshops at the American Library in Paris.

Where to find Lisa Pasold online


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