Sylvia D. Hamilton

Sylvia D. Hamilton is a Nova Scotian writer, filmmaker and artist whose awards include a Gemini, the Portia White Prize and honorary degrees. Her films include Black Mother Black Daughter, Portia White: Think on Me and The Little Black School House among others. Her poetry collection, And I alone Escaped to Tell You was shortlisted for the 2015 League of Canadian Poets Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and the East Coast Literary J.M Abraham Poetry Award. She lives in Grand Pre, Nova Scotia. Connect: @maroonfilms on Twitter and online at

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