Zoe Whittall is the author of three books of poetry, one novella, and two literary novels, Holding Still for as Long as Possible (House of Anansi) and Bottle Rocket Hearts (Cormorant). Her forthcoming novel The Best Kind of People will be out this fall with House of Anansi. She has worked as a TV writer and story editor on shows like Degrassi and Schitt's Creek. Her writing has appeared in The Walrus, The Believer, The Globe & Mail, Fashion and more. She graduated from the MFA program in 2009.
St. Lucian-Canadian award-winning writer, Canisia Lubrin has been published in journals including Contemporary Verse 2, The Puritan and Forget Magazine. Her work has aditionally been featured in Room Magazine, and is forthcoming in Prairie Fire and Cities: Toronto — the third part of a Canada-wide city-inspired chapbook project from Frog Hollow Press. True to her small-island roots, she has been a community and arts advocate for more than 15 years. She is currently waiting for her blue knitted socks to arrive from B.C., teaching writing at Humber College, and finishing up her debut novel while taking brief breaks to dream of one day working in film & T.V. (though not specifically in that order). In 2017 her first collection of poetry will be published.
Sophie McCreesh is a writer who lives in Toronto. She is writing a novella that will probably be titled, Who Have Never Been Happy or Good.
Christopher Duthie is an actor, playwright, miscellaneous theatre creator/collaborator and MFA student in Creative Writing at the University of Guelph. Some highlights of his work so far include Of Fighting Age – an interactive play/museum tour on WWII, grandfathers, and the war paintings of AY Jackson and Otto Dix at the High Performance Rodeo in Calgary; his one man teen play n00b at Young People’s Theatre in Toronto and other theatre’s across the country; the short film adaptation of his play Under the Overpass shot in Rouge Park, Scarborough; and developing his new-ish play Pinky Swear with students at Central Technical School and the Toronto District School Board’s Arts Coop at the Brockton Learning Centre. At the time of writing this bio, he did not know what he would be reading for you, but hopefully he will have chosen something that requires a bamboo hut.
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