Wendy Lill

George Belliveau (University of British Columbia)
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Playwright and politician Wendy Lill was born in Vancouver in 1950. She grew up in London, Ontario, then completed a B.A. in political science at Toronto’s York University in 1970. She worked for nearly a decade in Toronto while pursuing her passion for writing part-time, before accepting full-time work in Winnipeg as a writer for CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) radio in 1979. Lill remained in Winnipeg for nearly ten years, and during this time she began writing plays and developed a productive association with Prairie Theatre Exchange and its artistic director, Kim McCaw. In 1988, Lill moved to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia to continue to write for the theatre, as well as pursue her political ambitions. She was first elected as a Member of Parliament for Dartmouth in 1997 and was…

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Citation: Belliveau, George. "Wendy Lill". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 16 January 2004 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=5335, accessed 14 July 2024.]

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