Messier, Mireille Authors

(virtuel seulement pour les élèves) Née à Montréal et ayant grandi à Ottawa, Mireille Messier a complété des études en théâtre
et en radio diffusion pour ensuite s’établir à Toronto.
Grâce à son travail de scénariste à la télévision, Mireille Messier fait ses premiers pas en
littérature jeunesse en 1999. Depuis, elle a publié une trentaine de romans, d’albums et de
livres documentaires pour les jeunes lecteurs.
Mireille Messier donne une centaine de présentations scolaires par année dans les écoles
françaises et d’immersion un peu partout au Canada.
En plus d’être auteure, Mireille Messier est aussi rédactrice pigiste, artiste de voix
hors-champ, scénariste, réalisatrice et maman.
Les oeuvres de Mireille Messier ont été finalistes (et ont parfois même gagné!) plusieurs
prix littéraires dont le Prix du Gouverneur Général, le Prix de l’Alliance Française, le Prix
Peuplier et le Prix Blue Spruce.
Mireille habite à Toronto avec son conjoint, ses deux grands enfants, cinq chats
extrêmement poilus, deux oiseaux et plus de cent poissons.

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Kurcz, Céleste Authors

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Céleste Kurcz est une fière épouse, mère et enseignante franco-ontarienne. Elle est née et a grandi à Tecumseh, en Ontario. Dès un jeune âge, Céleste avait une grande imagination et elle adorait lire. Aujourd’hui, elle partage cette passion avec de nouvelles générations.

Céleste est une enseignante au niveau primaire depuis douze ans et elle a passé la moitié de sa carrière à enseigner la maternelle à des élèves en immersion. « Les aventures de Coralie la coccinelle : Le voyage dans l’espace » est son premier livre.

Pendant son temps libre, Céleste adore voyager et partir à l’aventure avec sa famille. Elle vit à Windsor avec son mari et sa fille, Coralie.

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Mohabir, Nalini Authors

Nalini Mohabir is an associate professor in the department of Geography, Planning, and Environment at Concordia University. She teaches in the fields of feminist and postcolonial migration geographies, and her research is primarily in the field of Caribbean studies, with a focus on indentureship. She has published articles in various publications including Small Axe, Habitat International, Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, and Interventions. She has been working with long-time collaborator Ronald Cummings (McMaster University), on a series of publications about the Sir George Williams “Affair”  including the edited collection, The Fire That Time: Transnational Black Radicalism and the Sir George Williams Occupation (Montreal: Black Rose, 2021), a special issue of Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies (March 2022) on the legacies of the 1969 Sir George Williams student protests, and an upcoming anthology (with Ronald Cummings and Christiana Abraham) on the visualities of the protest.

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Cummings, Ronald Authors

Ronald Cummings is an associate professor in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University, Canada. He is the editor of four books including Make The World New: The Poetry of Lillian Allen and The Fire that Time: Transnational Black Radicalism and the Sir George Williams Occupation (with Nalini Mohabir). 

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Pennock, Tyler Authors

Tyler Pennock, author of Bones (2020) and Blood (2022) is a two-spirit adoptee from a Cree and Métis family in the Lesser Slave Lake region of Alberta. Tyler is a member of Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation. They graduated from Guelph University’s Creative Writing MFA program in 2013, and currently live in Toronto.

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MacArthur, Michelle Authors

Michelle MacArthur (she/her) is associate professor in the University of Windsor’s School of Dramatic Art, where she teaches courses in dramatic literature and theatre history and criticism. She holds a PhD from the University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. Her research, supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, focuses on four main, intersecting areas: equity in theatre, theatre criticism, contemporary Canadian theatre, and feminism and performance. In addition to the play collection Voices of a Generation: Three Millennial Plays (Playwrights Canada Press, 2022), her academic work on millennials in Canadian theatre has been featured in Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism and Theatre Research in Canada, and she is currently developing a project on representations of millennials in the musicals Jagged Little Pill and Mean Girls. As a self-described “elder millennial,” her interest in generations and generational divides in dramatic literature stems from a desire to crack open stereotypes of Generation Y and move beyond the avocado toast. She published Voices of a Generation to foster intergenerational understanding and offer meaningful, diverse roles to young actors.

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Bandukwala, Manahil Authors

Manahil Bandukwala is a writer, visual artist, and editor. Born and raised in Karachi, Manahil is currently a settler on the unceded territory of the Anishnabek, the Haudenosaunee, the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently the Mississaugas of the Credit River (Mississauga). Manahil holds a BA in English from Carleton University and an MA in English at the University of Waterloo and is currently working as Coordinating Editor for Arc Poetry Magazine, and Digital Content Editor for Canthius. Monument is the latest book.

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David Ly

Ly, David Authors

David Ly is a writer and editor whose debut poetry collection, Mythical Man (Palimpsest Press, 2020), was shortlisted for the 2021 Relit Poetry Award.  David is the poetry editor at THIS Magazine, part of the Anstruther Press editorial collective, and a poetry manuscript consultant with The Writers’ Studio at SFU. Dream of Me as Water is his second poetry collection.

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Conklin, Kim Authors

Kim Conklin is a writer, filmmaker and podcaster. Kim’s stories, poems and films have
appeared in journals, anthologies and film festivals. Her journalism has appeared in broadcast
and print, and her communications work has received more than fifteen awards, including a Clio
and a NY International Film Festival award. Her first novel, King of Hope, releases in Fall
2022 with Palimpsest Press. Originally from Michigan, she lives in Windsor, Ontario.

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Charles, Dieufaite Authors

Dieufaite Charles, officiellement connu sous le nom de Jahfaa, est un chanteur, auteur-compositeur et guitariste. Son style de musique reflète un mélange de racines haïtiennes et de rythme africain qu’il appelle «L’âme africaine».

La musique de Dieufaite est émouvante et enchanteresse, elle vous fait danser, rire, pleurer et apprendre. Il ne vous laisse pas seulement avec le désir de plus de musique, mais aussi avec la volonté de mieux comprendre son monde.

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Barrick, David Authors

David Barrick is the author of Nightlight (Palimpsest 2022) and the chapbooks Incubation Chamber (Anstruther Press, 2019) and Two Dreams: Stratford and The Copyist (The Alfred Gustav Press, 2022). His poetry has been published in The Fiddlehead, The Malahat Review, Prairie Fire, EVENT, The Dalhousie Review, and The Antigonish Review. He lives in London Township (Treaty 6) territory, where he teaches writing at Western University and is Managing Director of the Poetry London reading serie

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Yi-Mei Tsiang, Sarah Authors

Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang is the author of Grappling Hook (2022) with Palimpsest Press, Status Update (2013), which was nominated for the Pat Lowther Award, and the Gerald Lampert award winning Sweet Devilry (2011). Her work has appeared in Best Canadian Poetry (2013, 2021, 2023,) and Best of the Best Canadian Poetry. She has been both longlisted and shortlisted for the CBC poetry prize as well as shortlisted for the UK’s Forward Award. She is the editor of the poetry collection, Desperately Seeking Susans (2013), the Poetry Editor for Arc Poetry Magazine, the Creative Director at Poetry in Voice, and teaches in both the UBC optional residency MFA program and the Vancouver Manuscript Intensive. She is also the author of eight children’s books. 

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Clermont, Stéfanie Authors

Née et élevée à Ottawa, Stéfanie Clermont a voyagé à travers le Canada et les États-Unis, occupant une grande variété d’emplois, avant de s’installer à Montréal en 2012. Le jeu de la musique, son premier livre, a été publié en 2017. Elle remporte le prestigieux Prix Ringuet de l’Académie des arts et des lettres du Québec, le prix du Conseil des arts du Québec pour une nouvelle œuvre d’une jeune artiste et le Prix Adrienne Choquette en tant qu’auteure de nouvelles. Son œuvre a été finaliste du Grand Prix du Livre de Montréal et a été inclus dans Le Combat des livres, la version francophone de Canada Reads. Le jeu de la musique a été publié en traduction anglaise sous le titre The Music Game, publié par Biblioasis.

Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Stéfanie Clermont travelled throughout Canada and the United States, working at a wide variety of jobs, before settling in Montreal in 2012. Le jeu de la musique, her first book, was published in 2017. For this work, she won the prestigious Prix Ringuet of the Quebec Academy of Arts and Letters, the Quebec Arts Council’s prize for a new work by a young artist, and le Prix Adrienne Choquette for short stories. It was a finalist for the Grand Prix du Livre de Montréal and was included in Le Combat des livres, the French-language counterpart of Canada Reads. Le jeu de la musique has been released in English translation as The Music Game, published by Biblioasis.

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Walcott, Rinaldo Authors

Rinaldo Walcott is a Professor in the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. His research is in the area of Black Diaspora Cultural Studies, gender and sexuality. As an interdisciplinary black studies scholar, Walcott has published in a wide range of venues. His articles have appeared in journals and books, as well as popular venues like newspapers and magazines. He often comments on black cultural life for radio and TV. 

Walcott has edited or co-edited multiple works including Rude: Contemporary Black Canadian Cultural Criticism (Insomniac, 2000.) Walcott is the author of Black Like Who: Writing Black Canada (Insomniac Press, 1997 with a second revised edition in 2003.) He is also the author of Queer Returns: Essays on Multiculturalism, Diaspora and Black Studies (Insomniac Press, 2016) and co-author of Black Life: Post-BLM and the Struggle for Freedom (Arbeiter Ring, 2019.) In 2021, Walcott published The Long Emancipation: Moving Towards Freedom (Duke University Press) and On Property: Policing, Prisons, and the Call for Abolition (Biblioasis) which was nominated for the Heritage Toronto Book Award, longlisted for the Toronto Book Awards, a Globe and Mail Book of the Year, and listed in CBC Books Best Canadian Nonfiction of 2021.

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Robertson, Ray Authors

Ray Robertson is the author of eight novels, including 1979 (Biblioasis, 2018,) I Was There the Night He Died (Biblioasis, 2014,) David (Thomas Allen Publishers, 2009; paperback/Biblioasis, 2013,) What Happened Later (Thomas Allen, 2007,) Gently Down the Stream (Cormorant, 2005,) Moody Food (Doubleday, 2002; US: Santa Fe Writers Project, 2006; Biblioasis: 2010,) Heroes (Dundum, 2000; Biblioasis, 2015,) and Home Movies (Cormorant, 1997.) He has authored works of non-fiction including How to Die: A Book About Being Alive (Biblioasis, 2020,) Lives of the Poets (With Guitars) (Biblioasis, 2016,) Why Not? Fifteen Reasons to Live (Biblioasis, 2011; German: Random House, 2012,) and Mental Hygiene: Essays on Writers and Writing (Insomniac, 2003) and one poetry collection, The Old Man in the Mirror Isn’t Me: Last Call Haiku (Exile, 2020.) His work has been translated into several languages. Born and raised in Chatham, Ontario, he lives in Toronto. His latest novel is Estates Large and Small (Biblioasis, 2022.)

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Jacobsen, Mikka Authors

Mikka Jacobsen is a fiction and nonfiction writer from Calgary, Alberta. Her work has appeared in The FiddleheadThe PuritanPrairie FiresubTerrainCanadian Notes & QueriesThe Missouri Review, and Lit Hub, among others. Modern Fables, a collection of essays, is her debut book.

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Trussler, Michael Authors

Michael Trussler writes poetry, creative non-fiction, short stories and literary criticism. His most recent books are The Sunday Book (creative non-fiction, Palimpsest Press) and a collection of poetry, The History Forest (University of Regina Press). Rare Sighting of a Guillotine on the Savannah (Mansfield Press) was published last year. His short story collection, Encounters (NeWest Press) won the Saskatchewan Book of the Year and City of Regina Awards in 2006. A poetry collection, Accidental Animals (Hagios Press) was short-listed for the same awards in 2007. He has published three chapbooks, two with The Alfred Gustav Press, Melancholy Girl with Sitar (2020), Light’s Alibi (2018), and A Homemade Life with JackPine Press (2009).

It wasn’t until his early 50s that he was diagnosed with the learning disability Nonverbal Learning Disability (NVLD) that had affected him for all of his life, causing chronic clinical depression and generalized anxiety.

Fascinated by the culture, beauty and violence of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, he has traveled extensively, visiting numerous Holocaust memorial sites and camps, and going to many of the world’s most important art galleries. He works in various modes, lyric poetry, and more avant-garde, experimental work that blends Polaroid photography with text, he has similar range in creative non-fiction and the short story. He is also deeply compelled by the “natural” world, and is an amateur photographer. A father of three, he teaches English at the University of Regina.

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Fraser, Michael Authors

Michael Fraser is published in various national and international journals and anthologies. He is published in Best Canadian Poetry in English 2013 and 2018. He has won numerous awards, including Freefall Magazine’s 2014 and 2015 poetry contests, the 2016 CBC Poetry Prize, and the 2018 Gwendolyn Macewen Poetry Competition. The Day-Breakers (Biblioasis, 2022) is his third book of poems.

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Hathaway, Luke Authors

Luke Hathaway is a trans poet who teaches English and Creative Writing at Saint Mary’s University in Kjipuktuk/Halifax. He has been before now at some time boy and girl, bush, bird, and a mute fish in the sea. His book Years, Months, and Days was named a best book of 2018 in The New York Times. He mentors new librettists as a faculty member in the Amadeus Choir’s Choral Composition Lab, and makes music with Daniel Cabena as part of the metamorphosing ensemble ANIMA. His latest book is The Affirmations (Biblioasis, 2022.)

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Sky Dancer, Louise Bernice Halfe Authors

Louise Bernice Halfe – Sky Dancer was raised on Saddle Lake Reserve and attended Blue Quills Residential School. Her first book, Bear Bones & Feathers (Coteau, 1994), received the Milton Acorn People’s Poetry Award and was a finalist for the Spirit of Saskatchewan Award, the Pat Lowther Award, and the Gerald Lampert Award. Blue Marrow (Coteau, 1998) was a finalist for the 1998 Governor General’s Award for Poetry, and her fourth book, Burning in This Midnight Dream (Coteau, 2016), won the 2017 Saskatchewan Book Award and the Raymond Souster Award, among numerous other awards. Halfe was awarded the Latner Writers Trust Award for her body of work in 2017, and was awarded the 2020 Kloppenburg Award for Literary Excellence. She was granted a lifetime membership in the League of Canadian Poets, and currently works with Elders in the organization Opikinawasowin (“raising our children”) and lives near Saskatoon with her husband, Peter. Brick Books has published a new edition of Burning in This Midnight Dream in May 2021. Her newest work is awâsis – kinky and dishevelled (Brick Books, 2021.)

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Mohammadi, Khashayar “Kess” Authors

Khashayar “Kess” Mohammadi (They/Them) is a queer, Iranian born, Toronto-based poet, writer and translator. They were shortlisted for the 2021 Austin Clarke Prize in poetry and are the winner of the Vallum Poetry Prize 2021 and author of Five poetry chapbooks. Their debut poetry collection, Me, You, Then Snow, came out with Gordon Hill Press in 2021. WJD is their second poetry book, forthcoming from Gordon Hill Press in fall of 2022. They have a collaborative poetry book forthcoming from Palimpsest Press in fall 2023.

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Garebian, Keith Authors

Keith Garebian has published over two dozen books to date, including poetry collections, such as Frida: Paint Me as a Volcano (2004), Blue: The Derek Jarman Poems (2008), Children of Ararat (2010), Poetry is Blood (2018), and Against Forgetting (2019). This year he will have two poetry collections added to his name, including In the Bowl of My Eye (Mawenzi House) and Finger to Finger (Frontenac). One of his Derek Jarman poems was set to music for choir and instruments by American composer Gregory Spears, in the company of a poem each by Thomas Merton and Denise Levertov, and can be heard on the CD “The Tower and the Garden” (Navona Records). Garebian has won numerous nominations and awards for his writing, including the William Saroyan Medal (Armenia), four Mississauga Arts Council awards, a Canada Council Senior Grant, and dozens of Ontario Arts Council grants. Some of his poems have been translated into French, Armenian, Hebrew, Bulgarian, and Romanian.

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Graham, Kate Authors

Kate Graham researches, writes, speaks, and teaches about politics in Canada. She holds a PhD in Political Science and teaches in the Political Science Departments at Western and Huron University College. Kate is the creator and host of No Second Chances (NoSecondChances.ca), a Canada 2020 podcast about the rise and fall of women in Canada’s most senior political roles – a project which inspired her own political pursuits, and this book. Kate lives with her partner Jesse and daughter Flora in London, Ontario. She is the author of No Second Chances: Women and Political Power in Canada (Second Story Press, 2022.)

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Jirgens, Karl  Authors

Karl Jirgens, Prof. Emeritus, former English Department Head and former Chair of the Creative Writing Program (University of Windsor), is author of three books of fiction and two scholarly books (Coach House, Mercury, ECW and The Porcupine’s Quill Presses). He edited two books (on painter Jack Bush, and poet Christopher Dewdney), plus, the “Collaborations” issue of Open Letter magazine with Beatriz Hausner. His scholarly and creative works are published globally. Jirgens edited/published Rampike, an international journal of art, writing, and theory (1979-2016) now digitally archived (free) c/o the University of Windsor Leddy Library scholars’ portal: (https://scholar.uwindsor.ca/rampike/about.html). [All copyrights remain with the contributors]. Rampike contributors are ground-breaking artists, writers, and theorists, including nominees and winners of awards such as the Booker, Commonwealth, Orange, Pulitzer, Dublin Impac, Neustadt, Giller, Trillium, Writer’s Trust, and Governor General’s Award, among other prizesJirgens serves on the Editorial Board of ellipse magazine. His short-fiction collection, The Razor’s Edge was recently released by The Porcupine’s Quill Press, 2022);  https://porcupinesquill.ca//bookinfo6.php?index=369 

Dr. Jirgens is a long-time practitioner and grand-master (8th Degree Black Belt, of the martial art of Tae Kwon Do. He recently had a chapbook published by Above Ground Press featuring 3 stories, titled, Eco Blues: A Tale in 3 Parts, https://abovegroundpress.blogspot.com/2022/02/new-from-aboveground-press-eco-blues.html?fbclid=IwAR1sY-1Pyr6EPUGSV1aqK2XqBK5RpZpOfcKYeP6Dwi_K69FzQWk-p2oBnjA 

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Kakwinokanasum, Joseph Authors

Joseph Kakwinokanasum is a member of the James Smith Cree Nation who 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 short story “Ray Says” was a finalist for CBC’s 2020 Nonfiction Prize. His work has appeared in The Humber Literary Review and Resonance: Essays on the Craft and Life of Writing. In 2022, he was selected by Darrel J. McLeod as one of The Writers Trust of Canada’s “Rising Stars.” He now lives and writes on Vancouver Island. Loosely based on his own childhood, My Indian Summer is his first novel.

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Osson, Gabriel Authors

Gabriel Osson est poète, romancier et artiste-peintre. Né à Port-au-Prince (Haïti), il vit à Toronto. Retraité du ministère de l’Éducation de l’Ontario ou il a œuvré pendant dix ans. Auparavant, il a été gestionnaire au Collège Boréal à Toronto précédé d’une longue carrière en entreprise privée en plus d’avoir été consultant en développement organisationnel.
Il se consacre à plein temps à l’écriture. Il donne des conférences et anime des ateliers d’écriture pour différents publics, que ce soient des retraités ou des jeunes du secondaire dans les écoles de langue française en Ontario lors de la tournée Mordus des mots. Très impliqué dans la francophonie torontoise, Gabriel siège sur différents conseils d’administration : l’Association des Auteures et Auteurs de l’Ontario Français (AAOF) dont il est le président; et la Coopérative radiophonique de Toronto à titre d’administrateur. Il anime aussi l’émission hebdomadaire Franco Découvertes à la radio francophone de Toronto, CHOQ FM.
Passionné d’environnement, Gabriel siège aussi au conseil d’administration de la Fondation Trees That Feed qui plante des arbres dans différents pays.
Voulant se mettre au service des enfants de son pays d’origine, il préside l’Association Haïti Futur-Canada visant à installer des tableaux numériques interactifs, munis de panneaux solaires dans des écoles rurales d’Haïti.
En tant que peintre, il a participé à de nombreuses expositions et ses peintures se retrouvent dans plusieurs collections privées.

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Fagan, Cary Authors

Cary Fagan is the author of eight previous novels and five books of short stories, including The
Student, Great Adventures for the Faint of Heart, and A Bird’s Eye. He has been nominated for
the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Writers’ Trust Fiction Award, the Governor General’s Literary
Award for Fiction, and has won the Toronto Book Award and the Canadian Jewish Book Award
for Fiction. He is also an acclaimed writer of books for children, having won the Marilyn Baillie
Picture Book Award, the IODE Jean Throop Book Award, a Mr. Christie Silver Medal, the Joan
Betty Stuchner—Oy Vey!—Funniest Children’s Book Award, and the Vicky Metcalf Award for
Literature for Young People. Fagan’s work has been translated into French, Italian, German,
Dutch, Spanish, Catalan, Turkish, Russian, Polish, Chinese, Korean and Persian. His latest novel
is The Animals. Fagan still lives in his hometown of Toronto.

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GoldenEagle, Carol Rose Authors

Carol Rose GoldenEagle was appointed Saskatchewan’s Poet Laureate in 2021. She is an author of the award-winning novel Bearskin Diary. It was chosen as the national Aboriginal Literature Title for 2017. The French language translation of this novel, entitled Peau D’ours won a Saskatchewan Book Award in 2019.
Her first book of poetry, titled Hiraeth, was shortlisted for a Saskatchewan Book Award in 2019. Her second novel, Bone Black, was released in the Fall of 2019.
Her latest novel, The Narrows of Fear, was released October 2020, and the chosen title for a 2021 Saskatchewan Book Award. Another collection of poetry, called Essential Ingredients, was released in 2021. Her poetry collection, entitled Stations of the Crossed, will be published by Inanna Publications in the Fall of 2022.

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FLOWER FACE Authors

A multi-hyphenate artist, Ruby McKinnon creates melancholic folk music with a bedroom pop heart under the moniker Flower Face. Taking inspiration from her own vertiginous life experiences, alongside such varied sources as Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events, Jesus Christ Superstar, the oeuvre of Mads Mikkelsen and her dog Ziggy, Flower Face’s musical testimonials recall the jagged emotion of Bright Eyes while conjuring the ethereal ecstasy of a fresh wound.

Classically trained in piano since the age of 5, McKinnon began writing her own music at 14. Encouraged by her music-obsessed parents, she formed Flower Face in true D.I.Y. style: recording almost exclusively on her dad’s GarageBand app. Teeming with acoustic heartbreak hymns, it didn’t take long for the album to find space on bedroom playlists alongside The National, Daughter, Big Thief, and Mazzy Star.

In 2022, Flower Face is set to release the highly anticipated follow-up to Baby Teeth: The Shark In Your Water. Speaking of the album, which marks her Nettwerk records debut, McKinnon says “The Shark In Your Water is an exploration of the self and how that is impacted and transformed by trauma, grief, love, heartbreak, and the struggle of identity. ”Produced by McKinnon, Joshua Kaiser, Jay Merrow and Alex Bonenfant at Toronto’s Dreamhouse Studios, The Shark In Your Water not only marks the next phase in Flower Face’s stratospheric musical trajectory but also serves as a showcase for McKinnon’s artistic prowess — she puts her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree to use on the album’s cover art, video production and editing. The result sees the 23-year-old in full control of her artistic and musical vision.

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Doornaert, Madeline  Authors

“To say that Madeline Doornaert is a promising singer-songwriter is an understatement – on her debut album “Muddy Water,” Madeline not only promises, but delivers, with a stunning collection of deeply meaningful songs delivered in her uniquely modern style. Madeline’s warm, silky voice soothes atop acoustic guitars, lush back-up vocals, and analog percussion, revealing stories of enduring friendship, self-love, and overcoming hardship. Inspired by the works of 1970s folk pioneers Carole King, Janis Ian, and Buffy Sainte-Marie, “Muddy Water” is an expert self-portrait, capturing a profound maturity in effortlessly beautiful songs. Throughout her career, Madeline has explored multiple styles of singing, including folk, jazz, and opera. Her voice landed comfortably in a retro pop style after falling in love with Janis Ian’s “Between the Lines,” and learning every song from Carole King’s “Tapestry.” In recent years, Madeline continues to make her name in Windsor and beyond, receiving airplay on CBC Radio across Canada, performing as a soloist with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, and becoming a member of Windsor music label Soul City Music Co-op.
Fortified by these experiences, Madeline’s musical foundations have blossomed into a deeply personal and singular sound, echoing a reverence for the 1970s singer-songwriter movement, a deep affection for the honesty and intimacy of acoustic storytelling, and an indefinable creative energy that is poetic, enigmatic, and extraordinary.”

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Hildenbrand, Nick Authors

Nick Hildenbrand is a poet and musician from LaSalle and a recent graduate from the University of Windsor with an M.A. in English Language and Literature. Regarding art, his interest is in the organic quality of individual, intuitive perceptions and expressions, and how they reveal immediate, personal, and encompassing realities.

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Stefanov, Jovan Authors

Jovan Stefanov is a Macedonian-Canadian poet from Windsor, Ontario. He is currently an English Literature graduate student at the University of Windsor, and is pursuing a thesis on Elizabethan Occultism.

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