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 of Milton Acorn, Canada’s People’s Poet. A past-president of The League of Canadian Poets and past co-chair of Access Copyright, he has […]
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 live forty years in the rural community of Merville, on Vancouver Island, a tectonic splinter off the left shoulder of a restless […]
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 escape extremism. After a difficult period of self-deradicalization, Lauren Manning works as an outreach specialist with Life After Hate. She welcomes opportunities […]
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, and Radar the Rescue Dog (foreword by Justin Trudeau). She is a Goodwill Ambassador for Friends to Mankind.
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 time, he was dealing with being gay and hiding his sexuality until finally coming out at the age of 32. His focus […]
Jake Ootes is a former reporter who was the Northwest Territories Director of the Territorial Department of Information, responsible for all government public affairs and communications. In 1995, Ootes was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories and later appointed Minister of Education, Culture and Employment. He retired from politics in 2004 […]
Emi Sasagawa is a settler, immigrant and queer woman of colour, living and working on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories in BC’s lower mainland. She is currently a Communications Manager at UBC’s Faculty of Arts and is completing a Creative Writing MFA at the university’s. Emi is also an award-winning journalist who […]
Paul Suter is a long-time resident of Whistler, BC. An endurance athlete of international standing, his career was cut short by the crippling effects of multiple concussions. His memoir, Flat Out in Pieces, published by Tidewater Press, is his first book.
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, Vancouver, and Victoria Fringe Festivals. In 1996, David began a teaching career in Burnaby, BC. Over the course of two decades, he […]