• Jenn Ashton

Jenn Ashton

Considering herself a writer from the early age of six, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh First Nation writer and artist Jenn Ashton was first published at age fourteen and writes in many genres and forms; from children's [...]

  • Julie Burtinshaw

Julie Burtinshaw

A resident of Vancouver, Julie Burtinshaw is an award-winning author who wrote her first novel in 2000, and has been a full time writer since 2007. The author of seven books for [...]

  • Susanna Cupido

Susanna Cupido

Susanna Cupido is currently pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts degree in creative writing at Cornell University. Her poem “The Door” won the Accenti Poetry Contest in 2021 and her short story [...]

  • Mix Hart

Mix Hart

Mix Hart is an author of fiction, including the novel Queen of the Godforsaken.  She is also a painter, poet, educator, and award-winning blogger. She lives with her husband, daughters, and dogs [...]

  • Jolie Phuong Hoang

Jolie Phuong Hoang

As a teenager, Jolie Phuong Hoang escaped from Vietnam with her siblings. Arriving in Canada in 1984, she enrolled in high school and then trained in mathematics, all the while retaining her [...]

  • Emma Hogg

Emma L.R. Hogg

Emma L.R. Hogg is a born writer. After graduating from the University of Guelph, she began work on the first of six novels she self-published. Her poetry has been published in Carousel [...]

  • Darcie Friesen Hossack

Darcie Friesen Hossack

Darcie Friesen Hossack is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers with roots in the Mennonite and Seventh-day Adventist communities. A career food writer and editor of the online WordCity [...]

  • Joseph Kakwinokanasum

Joseph Kakwinokanasum

Of Cree and Austrian descent, Joseph Kakwinokanasum grew up in the Peace region of northern BC, one of seven children raised by a single mother. A graduate of SFU's Writers Studio, his [...]

  • Ian Kennedy

Ian Kennedy

A resident of Erie Beach, Ontario, Ian Kennedy is a secondary school teacher and journalist with a passion for sport and storytelling. In 2011, he founded CKSN (Chatham-Kent Sports Network), an [...]

  • Hassan Al Kontar

Hassan Al Kontar

Hassan Al Kontar was raised in a prosperous Syrian home, the middle child of a mechanical engineer and nurse.  He worked in marketing in the UAE before the war. Now a [...]

  • Monique Layton

Monique Layton

Monique Layton’s academic background is in comparative literature and cultural anthropology and she is the author of several reports and non-fiction books on a variety of topics. Her last position before retiring [...]

  • JJ Lee

JJ Lee

JJ Lee is the author of The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son and a Suit (2011), a finalist for the Governor General’s, Hilary Weston Writers’ [...]

  • Richard Lemm

Richard Lemm

Richard Lemm has taught creative writing and literature at the University of Prince Edward Island since 1988. He is the author of six poetry collections, a short fiction collection, and a biography [...]

  • Harold Macy

Harold Macy

Harold Macy was born on the prairie, caught between the stubble and endless sky. The mountains and the forest beckoned and he moved to the coast.  It has been his everlasting pleasure to [...]

  • Lauren & Jeanette Manning

Lauren & Jeanette Manning

Jeanette Manning is active in the writer’s community of Durham region and was the recipient of a 2019 Writescape scholarship. She now volunteers with Life After Hate, a non-profit organization helping people [...]

  • Tim Martin

Tim Martin

Tim Martin was the last Representative of Canada in Kandahar (RoCK). A career diplomat, he had previously served in Ethiopia, Sudan, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and Somalia and had held ambassador-level [...]

  • Janet Love Morrison

Janet Love Morrison

Janet Love Morrison is an author and editor whose previous books include The Crazy Canucks: Canada’s Legendary Ski Team (foreword by Peter Mansbridge), winner of the 2009 One Book, One Vancouver award, [...]

  • Cheryl Parisien

Cheryl Parisien

Cheryl Parisien is a Red River Métis writer who lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in Treaty 1 territory. Her ancestors lived on the river lots of St. Norbert and her roots stretch back to [...]

  • Robert James O'Brien

Robert O’Brien

Robert O’Brien started stuttering from the age of 8 and struggled with his speech into his adult years, discovering speech therapy, Toastmasters and eventually acting school in Vancouver BC. At the same [...]

  • Colleen René

Colleen René

Colleen René is a Nova Scotia-raised, Toronto-based writer who holds a BA in Creative Writing from Concordia University. Her work has appeared in journals across Canada and her short story “All That’s Left” won [...]

  • Emi Sasagawa

Emi Sasagawa

Emi Sasagawa is a settler, immigrant and queer woman of colour, living and writing on the traditional, ancestral and stolen territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Selilwitulh Nations. In her writing, she explores [...]

  • David M. Wallace

David M. Wallace

A native of Victoria, BC, David M. Wallace earned a BFA from the University of Victoria. He has performed with the Globe Theatre (Regina), the Bastion Theatre (Victoria) and at the Edmonton, [...]

  • Veronica Woodruff

Veronica Woodruff

Veronica Woodruff has a background in environmental science complemented by a Master of Arts in Leadership. From Lil’wat Nation traditional territory in Pemberton, BC, she leads a wide range of initiatives for governments, [...]