Diana Hayes 2018

Diana Hayes was born in Toronto in 1955 and has lived on both coasts of Canada. She studied at the University British Columbia and Victoria, receiving a B.A. and M.F.A. in Creative Writing. Her published books include Two of Swords (co-editor), Moving Inland, The Classical Torso In 1980, The Choreography of Desire, Coming Home (anthology), and This Is The Moon’s Work: New & Selected Poems. Her play, “Islomania: Saga of the Settlers”, was produced by Salt of the Earth Productions and for the Salt Spring Festival of the Arts.

For more than a decade, Diana Hayes has expanded her poetic vision into the realm of photographic dreamscapes and narratives. Her photographs have shown through the Vancouver Association of Photographic Arts and the Exposure Gallery, in the First and Second Annual Show of Salt Spring Photographers at ArtSpring 2001/2002, and in the annual “Photosynthesis” shows at ArtSpring from 2002. A selection of her photographs was chosen for the Fine Arts 2004 Sooke Region Museum show.

Since 1981, she has made her home on Salt Spring Island where she divides her time between writing, photography, producing literary events and festivals, and when possible, travel.