Janet Rogers is a Mohawk/ Tuscarora writer from Six Nations. She was born in Vancouver British Columbia, lived in Stoney Creek, Hamilton and Toronto Ontario, has been living as a guest on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish people (Victoria, British Columbia) since 1994.
Janet works in the genres of poetry, spoken word performance poetry, video poetry and recorded poetry with music. She is also a radio broadcaster, documentary producer, media and sound artist.
Her literary titles include:
• Splitting the Heart,
• Ekstasis Editions 2007,
• Red Erotic, Ojistah Publishing 2010,
• Unearthed, Leaf Press 2011,
• “Peace in Duress, Talonbooks 2014
• Totem Poles and Railroads, ARP Books 2016
• Coming Fall 2018: Between Spirit and Emotion, Bookland Press
She produced and hosted Native Waves Radio on CFUVfm from 2007-2017. Her music column Tribal Clefs was part of CBC Victoria’s programming from 2008-2016. Her radio documentaries, “Bring Your Drum: 50 Years of Indigenous Protest Music” and “Resonating Reconciliation” won Best Radio at the imagineNATIVE Film and Media Festival 2011 and 2013.
The 2Ro Media Collective is a production company she and Mohawk media artist Jackson 2bears own and operate which produced the short experimental documentary NDNs on the Airwaves about CKRZfm Six Nations radio. 2Ro Media also developed the multiple media project titles, For This Land, presented as a multi-channel media installation in several galleries and public venues. Janet produced a six-part radio documentary series titled NDNs on the Airwaves, focused on the current history of native radio in Canada, launched in February 2016.
Janet will be holding writing workshops throughout July and August on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10am in the Aspen. Writing materials provided.