Paul Weinberg is a veteran journalist and freelance writer whose work has appeared in a wide range of newspapers, magazines and websites including the Globe and Mail, the Monitor (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives), Canada's History, rabble.ca, Inter Press Service, NOW, Eye magazine, Metropolis, LobeLog and Quest. He is also working on a forthcoming book on the anti-poverty movement of the 1960s. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.
Sally Cooper is the author of two acclaimed novels, Love Object and Tell Everything, and the linked story collection Smells Like Heaven. Her writing has appeared in CNQ: Canadian Notes & Queries; Electric Literature; Event; The Feathertale Review; Globe & Mail; Grain; The Millions and The New Quarterly. In 2017, her writing was longlisted for the Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest, the Short Works Prize and the Vancouver Women in Film and Television From Our Dark Side Contest. Sally is a senior editor of Hamilton Review of Books. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario.
Titles by Sally Cooper
With My Back to the World (2019)
Natalee Caple is the author of nine books of poetry and fiction. Her work has been nominated for the KM Hunter Award, the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award, the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, the ReLit Award and the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Her latest novel, In Calamity’s Wake, was published in Canada by HarperCollins and in the US by Bloomsbury. The novel in translation was published by Boréal and has been sold separately for publication in France. Natalee is an associate professor at Brock University.
Titles by Natalee Caple
John Terpstra is the author of ten books of poetry and four books of non-fiction. He often plays in that zone where human beings interact with nature – nature in the city, not the country. The nature he gravitates toward is one that has some experience of us, has had to live with us and our demands, and is no longer pure or whole or perfect, but still somehow manages to be itself – maybe even more than when it was “wild.” He is interested in how natural geography and built geography integrate and relate to each other, and in how history is simultaneous with now. Daylighting Chedoke is a companion book to his two earlier books about Hamilton as a living, breathing geographical location, Falling into Place and The House with the Parapet Wall.
Titles by John Terpstra
This Orchard Sound (2014)
Naked Trees (2012)
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Linda Frank was born in Montreal and now lives in Hamilton, Ontario. A retired professor from Mohawk College, she has written three books of poetry: Cobalt Moon Embrace, Insomnie Blues and Kahlo: The World Split Open, which was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award. She is a past winner of the Banff Centre's Bliss Carman Poetry Award and has been shortlisted for the National Magazine Awards.
Titles by Linda Frank
Shawn Selway's writing has appeared in literary journals and on a local civic affairs blog in Hamilton, Ontario, where he lives. He is a millwright by trade and operates a consultancy in the conservation of historic machinery. He is interested in the relation between technical and political solutions.
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Chris Pannell’s A Nervous City (2013) won the Kerry Schooley Book Award from the Hamilton Arts Council. In 2010, his book Drive (2009) won the Acorn-Plantos Award for Peoples Poetry and the Hamilton Literary Award for Poetry. From 1993 to 2005 he ran the new writing workshop and published two anthologies of work by that group. He is a former board member of the gritLIT Literary Festival and a former DARTS bus driver. He hosts and helps organize the monthly Hamilton reading series Lit Live. His latest book of poetry – Love, Despite the Ache (2016) – won the 2017 Literary Award for Poetry from the Hamilton Arts Council.
Titles by Chris Pannell
Love, Despite the Ache (2016)
A Nervous City (2013)
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Andrew Baulcomb is a freelance writer and former reporter based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. His interviews and music features have appeared in VICE, the Hamilton Spectator, I Heart Hamilton, Zink Magazine, Niagara This Week, VIEW Magazine and several other publications. In 2008, he graduated from McMaster University with a combined honours degree in Cultural Studies & Critical Theory and Art History. For more than a decade, his fascination with Hamilton’s thriving arts scene and shifting cultural identity has informed much of his work.
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Rachael Preston is the author of three novels, Tent of Blue, The Wind Seller and The Fishers of Paradise, won the 2013 Kerry Schooley Book Award, which is given to the book that best captures the spirit of the city of Hamilton. She has taught creative writing in Ontario colleges and universities. For two years she chaired gritLIT: Hamilton's Writers' Festival. In 2001 she was nominated for the Journey Prize and in 2006 she won the City of Hamilton Arts Award for her contribution to the arts. Rachael now lives in Nanaimo, BC.
Titles by Rachael Preston
The Fishers of Paradise (2016)