Introducing… Anne!

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Anne Bokma is an award-winning journalist and travel writer who has contributed to many Canadian magazines and newspapers. She is the monthly Spiritual But Secular columnist at the United Church Observer, where she writes about spiritual experiences to be found outside of religion. Anne also organizes the annual Six-Minute Memoir charitable storytelling event, held at First Unitarian Church of Hamilton. 

Anne’s  first published work was a corny poem in her Grade 9 yearbook. Since then she’s published personal pieces on subjects ranging from talking to her kids about sex, leaving the fundamentalist church of her youth, and growing up without a father. She agrees with the words of the writer Maya Angelou: ““There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” 

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