Kilby Smith-McGregor
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Photo credit: Laura Jane Petelko

Kilby Smith-McGregor is an ex–philosophy student who spent her early professional life making theatre. Writing across genres, she has contributed to Conjunctions, the Kenyon Review, Brick, Descant, the Malahat Review, the Puritan and Best Canadian Essays. Kilby won the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s 2010 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award and holds an MFA from the University of Guelph. She works as a freelance graphic designer in Toronto.

Titles by Kilby Smith-McGregor

Kids in Triage (2016)

 

Rachel Preston
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Photo Credit: Christian TW Photography

Rachael Preston is the author of three novels, Tent of BlueThe 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)

Peter Midgley
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Photo credit: Charles Earle

Peter Midgley is a poet and storyteller. He has performed in several countries around the world and has published three children’s books, one of which, Thuli’s Mattress, won the International Board on Books for Young People Award for Literacy Promotion and has been translated into twenty-seven languages. He is also the author of two plays and a bilingual volume of poems, perhaps i should / miskien moet ek, which appeared with Kalamalka Press in 2010. A second collection of poetry, Unquiet Bones, was published by Wolsak & Wynn in 2015.

Titles by Peter Midgley

Unquiet Bones (2015)

Counting Teeth: A Namibian Story (2014)

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James Lindsay
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Photo credit: Colin Medley

James Lindsay has been a bookseller for more than a decade. He is also co-owner of Pleasence Records in Toronto, a record label specializing in post-punk, odd-pop and avant-garde sound pieces.

Titles by James Lindsay

Our Inland Sea (2015)

 

David Neil Lee
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Photo credit: Paul Watkins

David Neil Lee was born and raised in Mission, BC. Upon receiving his BA in English from UBC, he moved to Toronto where he worked for the jazz magazine Coda and, with his wife, Maureen Cochrane, ran the publishing house Nightwood Editions. He also studied double bass and worked actively in Toronto avant-garde theatre, dance and multi-media performances, as well as touring internationally and recording with the Bill Smith Ensemble, Leo Smith and Joe McPhee. He is the author of The Battle of the Five Spot: Ornette Coleman and the New York Jazz Field (Mercury Press, 2006) and Commander Zero (Tightrope Books, 2012). David Lee lives in Hamilton with his family.

Titles by David Neil Lee

The Midnight Games (2015)

The Battle of the Five Spot: Ornette Coleman and the New York Jazz Field (2014)

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Matt Cahill
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Photo credit: Katia Taylor 

Matt Cahill’s debut novel, the literary thriller The Society of Experience, was picked as one of the top must-reads by Harper’s Bazaar magazine. He has contributed essays to Ryeberg and Torontoist, and his short stories have appeared with Found Press and the Rusty Toque. Raised in Southern Ontario and Alberta, he lives and works in downtown Toronto, where he has a private practice as a psychotherapist. Check out his website at mattcahill.ca.

Titles by Matt Cahill

The Society of Experience (2015)

Jeanette Lynes
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Author photo: Deb Stagg

Jeanette Lynes' poems have been shortlisted for The Pat Lowther Memorial Award, The Matrix Lit POP Award and Room Magazine’s poetry contest, among others. They have received The Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award and The New Quarterly’s Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Award. Jeanette’s novel, The Factory Voice, was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and a ReLit Award, and Bedlam Cowslip: The John Clare Poems, Jeanette's seventh book of poetry, won the 2016 Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award. Jeanette lives in Saskatoon where she directs the M.F.A. in Writing at the University of Saskatchewan.

 

Titles by Jeanette Lynes

Bedlam Cowslip: The John Clare Poems (2015)

Archive of the Undressed (2012)

The New Blue Distance (2009)

Left Fields (2003)

A Woman Alone on the Atikokan Highway (1999)

 

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Zulmira Ribeiro Tavares

Born in 1930, in São Paulo, Brazil, Zulmira Ribeiro Tavares is the author of numerous books, including Termos de comparação (Perspectiva, 1974); O japonês dos olhos redondos (Paz e Terra, 1982); O nome do bispo (Brasiliense, 1985); O mandril (Brasiliense, 1988) and Joias de família (1990). She has received numerous awards including the 1974 Award for Literature by APCA, the Mercedes Benz Award for Literature in 1985 and a Jabuti Award for Fiction in 1991.

Titles by Zulmira Ribeiro Tavares

Vesuvius (2015)

 
Chris Chambers
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Author photo credit: Paul Barker

Chris Chambers is the author of Lake Where No One Swims and Wild Mouse (with Derek McCormack), which was nominated for the Toronto Book Award. These poems have appeared in Taddle Creek, Jacket, This Magazine, the Literary Review of Canada and were awarded the K. M. Hunter Artist Award.

Titles by Chris Chambers

Thrillows & Despairos (2015)

 

Jesse Patrick Ferguson
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Photo credit: Jesse Patrick Ferguson

 

Jesse Patrick Ferguson is a Canadian poet, educator and musician. His full-length poetry collections are Harmonics (Freehand Books, 2009) and Dirty Semiotics (visual poems, Broken Jaw Press, 2011). He is also the editor of the anthology A Crystal through which Love Passes: Glosas for P. K. Page.

Titles by Jesse Patrick Ferguson

Mr. Sapiens (2014)

 

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Claire Caldwell
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Photo credit: Stephen Spencer Davis

Claire Caldwell is a poet and editor living in Toronto. She was the 2013 winner of the Malahat Review's Long Poem Prize, and her work has appeared in many magazines and journals, including Maisonneuve and Prism International. Claire holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph.

Titles by Claire Caldwell

Invasive Species (2014)

 

Christine Fischer Guy
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Photo: Diana Renelli, drenelli.com

Christine Fischer Guy’s fiction has appeared in journals across Canada and has been nominated for the Journey Prize. She reviews for the Globe and Mail, contributes to Ryeberg.com and themillions.com and teaches creative writing at the School for Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto. She is also an award-winning journalist. She has lived and worked in London, England, and now lives in Toronto.

Titles by Christine Fischer Guy

The Umbrella Mender (2014)

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Vince Agro
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Author photo: Jodi LaPlante

Vince Agro lives in the Westdale neighbourhood of Hamilton with his family. A proud Hamiltonian, he was born and raised in the city’s North End. He taught high school English and served on the Hamilton City Council for many years, some of which were as mayor and deputy mayor. He runs his own life insurance and employee benefit consulting company. His latest book, The Good Doctor, won the 2012 F.G. Bressani Literary Prize for Fiction and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize Reader’s Choice contest.

Titles by Vince Agro

In Grace's Kitchen: Memories and Recipes from an Italian-Canadian Childhood (2014)

The Good Doctor (2011)

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Brian Kennedy

Brian Kennedy’s prior books include Growing Up Hockey (Folklore, 2007) and Living the Hockey Dream (Folklore, 2009), and he has contributed to the hockey anthology, Now is the Winter: Thinking about hockey (Wolsak and Wynn, 2009). He has also appeared in the documentary film Hockey: More Than a Game, which was screened on PBS stations in the United States during 2012. Brian Kennedy is also Associate Professor of English at Pasadena City College.

Titles by Brian Kennedy

Coming Down the Mountain (2014)

 

 
Erina Harris
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Photo credit: Candace Evans

Erina Harris is a Canadian author whose hybrid, book-length projects straddle experimental and lyric poetics. Her first book of poetry, The Stag Head Spoke (2014), was shortlisted for the Canadian Authors’ Association Award for Poetry. Her work has been published internationally and in translation, and has been awarded numerous prizes, nominations and international writing residency awards. A graduate and fellow of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she completed her PhD in Experimental Poetics at the University of Calgary. She works as a writer, editor, scholar and educator, while completing her second manuscript entitled Persephone’s Abecedarium, an unorthodox adaptation of the Homeric “Hymn to Demeter” or the tale of Persephone. Visit her website at www.erinaharris.com.

Titles by Erina Harris

The Stag Head Spoke (2014)

 

David Haskins
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Photo credit: Jason Haskins

 

David Haskins is published in over thirty literary journals, anthologies, and books, and has collected his earlier poems in the book Reclamation. He has won first prizes from the CBC Literary Competition, the Canadian Authors Association, and the Ontario Poetry Society. He lives in Grimsby, Ontario.

Titles by David Haskins

This House is Condemned (2013)

 

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