Teresa-Lee Cooke’s love of musical theater led her to “spoken word” prose and poetry. Her work has been performed in “Wine and Words” 2013 (Theater By the River), and in FemFest 2013-2016 (Sarasvàti Productions).
Her poetry appears in The Lake Winnipeg Writers’ Group’s journal “Voices” and has also been included in “Verses Afire” (The Ontario Poetry Society), as well as in “Edible Dreams: Poetry and Recipes by Canadian Writers.” She was awarded third prize in The Winnipeg Free Press/Writers’ Collective poetry contest in 2015. In the autumn of 2017 her first non-fiction book was published and launched in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and Winnipeg. “A Union of People and Song – A Tribute to Einar Nordstrom” is non-fiction and a compilation of history, memories, photographs and stories telling of a folk music/book store and its unforgettable owner.
Teresa-Lee, Terry as her friends know her, chose Winnipeg as home and draws her memories of family and her birth place of England, early days in Thunder Bay, Ontario, as well as the rich culture and diversity of Winnipeg as subjects for her writing. She shares home with her partner and two kitties, Floyd and Meika. They also provide much inspiration, litter and fluff on a daily basis.