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W. Mark Giles

After many years mired in the middle-management muddle of transnational corporations, Mark is now a writer and an educator. His first book Knucklehead & Other Stories (Anvil) was honoured with the W.O. Mitchell City of Calgary Book Award. His writing — fiction, poetry, and non-fiction — has appeared in magazines in both Canada and the U.S.A. Saskatchewan-born, Edmonton-raised, with stops in Victoria, Kelowna, Montreal, and Halifax, W. Mark Giles now calls Calgary home.

Heidi Greco, Isabella Legosi Mori, Angela Lee McIntyre

Heidi Greco is an editor and writer whose poems have appeared in a range of magazines and anthologies. She also writes book reviews for newspapers and magazines. Heidi lives in South Surrey, BC, in a house surrounded by trees. She has two books of poetry published with Anvil Press: Rattlesnake Plantain and Siren Tatoo.

Isabella Legosi Mori's poetry has appeared in numerous literary magazines and alternative newspapers. She is presently working on her first play, Dog-Nosed Missile of Fate.

Ms. McIntyre is a professional transient. She has lived in nine US and four Canadian cities. Besides writing poetry, she paints, makes paper from seaweed, and takes photographs. She now lives in Victoria, but is yearning for the Himalayas.

Heidi Greco

Heidi Greco is an editor and writer whose poems have appeared in a range of magazines and anthologies. She also writes book reviews for newspapers and magazines. Heidi lives in South Surrey, BC, in a house surrounded by trees. She has two books of poetry published with Anvil Press: Rattlesnake Plantain and Siren Tatoo.

Jim Green

Jim Green is a long-time activist and advocate for the Downtown Eastside and founded the Four Corners Community Savings bank. He was the provincial lead on the Federal Homelessness Initiative and has developed over sixty million in social housing including the Four Sisters Co-op. He is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia and co-founded UBC Anthropology's Urban Field School. Green also teaches opera and architecture classes for Humanities 101.

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Truman Green

Truman Green graduated from UBC in l968 with a BA in English Literature and American History. Recent publication credits include a creative non-fiction story, “Jason Loves Cory,” published in Kiss Machine and science-related articles in Australia’s New Dawn Magazine. Truman lives in Surrey BC.

Heather Haley

Heather Haley is a writer, editor, media poet, musician, and founder of the Edgewise ElectroLit Centre and the Vancouver Videopoem Festival. Ms. Haley also published Rattler, a critically acclaimed multimedia arts and literary journal and her work has appeared in numerous North American publications: The Antigonish Review, The Coe Review, Northern Lights, The Literary Storefront, subTerrain, On The Bus, Catalyst, Heresies, High Performance, Verb and the Manic D Press anthology, The Verdict Is In.

Janis Harper

is a college and university English instructor, a Vancouver actor, and singer-songwriter. She has co-founded two local periodicals and published journalism and scholarship. Her poetry and prose have appeared in Canadian literary journals, including Room of One’s Own, Contemporary Verse 2, and Tessera, and in the international fiction anthology, Lost on Purpose: Women in the City.

Loree Harrell

At 36, Loree Harrell dropped out of the corporate business world to dedicate her time to writing. She is currently working on two short story collections: Sex, Death and Other Odds & Ends and The Simplest Insanity. She lives in Oregon.

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Bradley Harris

Bradley Harris is a Canadian writer, editor, and teacher living and working in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the only writer to have won the infamous International 3-Day Novel Writing Contest twice. His novel Ruby Ruby won the 21st annual competition and was published in 1999. His entry, Thorazine Beach, was selected as the winning entry in the 35th annual contest and was published in August of 2013. His other works include prize-winning short stories and a dramatic play, Incoming, produced in Memphis and Los Angeles. Brad holds BA and JD degrees, plus an MFA in Creative Writing from The University of Memphis. He is currently at work on his third novel in the Jack Minyard series, Six Flags Over Jesus.

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Hilary Peach

For three decades, West Coast performance poet Hilary Peach has been writing, performing, producing, recording, and facilitating interdisciplinary collaborations and her own solo works. She has performed at events that include the Vancouver International Writers Festival, Montreal’s Festival Voix d’Ameriques, and the Poetry International Festival in Rotterdam. She has recorded three CDs: Poems Only Dogs Can Hear, Suitcase Local, and Dictionary of Snakes. She was the founder of the Poetry Gabriola Society, inventor of the Poetry Gabriola Festival, and artistic director of the festival for 10 years. A collection of non-fiction essays is forthcoming from Anvil. Hilary Peach works as a welder for the Boilermakers’ Union and maintains an interdisciplinary art practice on Gabriola Island, BC.

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