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Welcome to the official website of Lorraine Gane, poet, writer, teacher, editor, and writing mentor

Over the last twenty-five years my aim has been to write about the place where the ordinary and the extraordinary meet. Life circumstances have aided this “deep looking,” particularly the illness and death of loved ones (recounted in Even the Slightest Touch Thunders on My Skin), then with my excursions through the forests and other wild places of Salt Spring Island, where I’ve lived for many years (see The Way the Light Enters and The Blue Halo). Along with this has been my work with other writers through retreats, online courses, consultations, and manuscript development/editing. As with my own writing, I strive to help writers express themselves with clarity, cohesiveness, and above all truth. If my approach appeals to you, please have a look at my offerings and contact me for a free twenty-minute phone consultation.

 

“Gane’s poems have the ability to make the reader stop, catch his or her breath and savour the words she offers. She reminds us that beauty is the essence of poetry” —Tanya Lester, in The Prairie Fire Review of Books (see full review).

 

Book Birthing Programs
2020 Courses
PERSONAL CREATIVE RETREATS ON SALT SPRING

Easter Trillium

Near the path a white blossom

on the forest floor catches my eye,

a newly opened trillium rising from

a bed of twigs and decaying leaves.

I take the trinity of white petals

in my right hand, look into

the centre holding six tiny golden rods

where flashes of masked people and

hospital rooms of recent newscasts dissolve,

along with the latest pandemic death toll

and dire predictions for coming months,

the ache in my heart dissolving too

in the beauty of the flower, its pure innocence

a balm for the despair of the world,

and suddenly I feel light, my steps back home

buoyant through the fragrant morning air.

—Lorraine Gane

In the process of writing my first book, a spiritual memoir, I was particularly fortunate to have Lorraine as my mentor and coach. She was knowledgeable about all aspects of the writing process from start to publication. She was professional yet patient, kind and listened deeply, offering insight and excellent suggestions.  She consistently provided exactly what was needed to guide me and the writing to the next level. Honestly, I can’t imagine how this book would have been possible without her expert holding of space that allowed it to emerge and come into form. I am eternally grateful for Lorraine’s masterful guidance and support.                     —Alison Normore, author, Return to Pangaea, 2017

 

MY LATEST BOOKS

 

THE WAY THE LIGHT ENTERS, PUBLISHED BY

BLACK MOSS PRESS (2014).

THE BLUE HALO, PUBLISHED BY LEAF PRESS (2014).

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