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Kerry Ryan

Kerry Ryan’s poems have appeared in literary journals across the country. Her first collection, The Sleeping Life, was published by The Muses’ Company in 2008 and nominated for the Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry in 2009. In March 2009, she competed in, and won, a white collar boxing match. She lives in Winnipeg.

Todd Klinck

Todd Klinck is a writer, film artist, former sex-trade worker, and co-owner of Mayhem North, an adult video company. His regular column “Trade” ran for three-and-a-half years in fab magazine, and he has been the subject of feature articles in Xtra, Advocate, Now, the Toronto Star, and The Globe & Mail. Todd also appeared on Showcase’s alternative lifestyle program, Kink. He co-authored the screenplay for the Genie-nominated feature film, Sugar and is currently working on an as-yet-untitled screenplay based on Tacones and a second novel, Us Whores. He lives in Toronto.

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Klipschutz

klipschutz (pen name of Kurt Lipschutz) is a poet, songwriter and occasional freelance journalist. Born in Indio, California, he has lived in San Francisco for thirty years, where he shares an apartment with his wife Colette Jappy and three cats. His work has appeared in periodicals in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland and France, and numerous anthologies, as well as the previous collections Twilight of the Male Ego, The Good Neighbor Policy, and The Erection of Scaffolding for the Re-Painting of Heaven by the Lowest Bidder. He has co-penned over a hundred songs, chiefly with Chuck Prophet, including the recent Temple Beautiful. In 2006 his imprint Luddite Kingdom Press issued the limited edition collectible All Roads . . . But This One. Beyond high school, he is an autodidact.

Ryan Knighton

Ryan Knighton's most recent book is Cockeyed: A Memoir (Penguin Books, 2006). He is also the co-author of Cars with George Bowering (Coach House, 2002). His journalism and satirical essays have appeared in such magazines as Utne and Saturday Night, and in such newspapers as The Globe and Mail, The Vancouver Sun, and The Montreal Gazette. He is presently undertaking a documentary film with director Scott Smith (Falling Angels) called As Slow As Possible. It involves a pipe organ and over six hundred years of hope.

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Annette Lapointe


Annette Lapointe was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on the coldest day of 1978, which might explain her ongoing affinity for the prairies. She lived in rural Saskatchewan, Quebec City, St John’s, Winnipeg, Seoul and Jinju in South Korea, before migrating to Grande Prairie, AB, where it’s cold most of the time but the wildlife comes right up to the door and asks to come in.


Her first novel, Stolen (2006), was nominated for a Giller Prize and was the Winner of two Saskatchewan Book Awards (First Book Award and Saskatoon Book Award). A Finalist for the Books in Canada First Novel Award, as well as being cited as a Globe & Mail Top 5 First Fiction choice, Stolen also garnered Lapointe a Canadian Authors Association-BookTV Emerging Writer award. Her second novel, Whitetail Shooting Gallery (2012), was a finalist for the McNally Robinson Book of the Year.


Lapointe completed her PhD in Contemporary Literature in 2010. She teaches at Grande Prairie Regional College and edits The Waggle magazine.

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Eve Lazarus

Eve Lazarus is a business reporter and freelance writer with a passion for history and old houses. She is the author of At Home with History: The Untold Secrets of Greater Vancouver’s Heritage Homes (Anvil), The Life & Art of Frank Molnar, Jack Hardman and LeRoy Jensen, co-written with Claudia Cornwall, and Wendy Newbold Patterson (Mother Tongue) and Frommer’s Vancouver with Kids and blogs obsessively about houses and their genealogies at www.blog.evelazarus.com

Mark Leiren-Young

Mark Leiren-Young is a popular Canadian performer, playwright and journalist. His plays have been produced throughout Canada and his award-winning drama, the romantic fantasy Blueprints from Space received a staged reading at New York's Open Eye Theatre. Mark's first radio drama, Dim Sum Diaries, received international attention when it debuted on CBC's Morningside in 1991. Mark's humorous commentaries have appeared in such publications as The Hollywood Reporter, The Toronto Star, The Vancouver Sun, and The Georgia Straight. His writing has also appeared in The Utne Reader, TV Guide, This Magazine, The Globe and Mail, and the South China Morning Post. Leirin-Young has two plays published by Anvil Press: Shylock and Articles of Faith.

Jodi Lundgren

A past winner of the Open Space Emerging Writers' Competition and a finalist in Paragraph's Short Fiction Contest, Jodi Lundgren has published in literary magazines such as Trivia, Paragraph and subTerrain, as well as in the anthology Beyond Bedlam. Her critical writing has appeared in Canadian Literature, Matrix and Essays on Canadian Writing. She is currently working on a novel for young adults.

Steve Lundin

Steve Lundin grew up playing goal in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is the author of two short story collections, A Ruin of Feathers and Revolvo and other Canadian Tales, and the novel This River Awakens, and is a past winner of the Three-Day Novel Contest (Stolen Voices, Anvil Press). After a brief stint in England, where he earned international acclaim for his Malazan Book of the Fallen series under the name Steven Erikson, he returned to his hometown with his wife and son to launch the novel When She's Gone. They now reside in Victoria, BC.

Steve Lundin & Mitchell Parry

Steve Lundin grew up playing goal in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is the author of two short story collections, A Ruin of Feathers and Revolvo and other Canadian Tales, and the novel This River Awakens, and is a past winner of the Three-Day Novel Contest (Stolen Voices, Anvil Press). After a brief stint in England, where he earned international acclaim for his Malazan Book of the Fallen series under the name Steven Erikson, he returned to his hometown with his wife and son to launch the novel When She's Gone. They now reside in Victoria, BC.

Mitchell Parry's poetry has appeared in Grain, Event, Pottersfield Portfolio, and The Malahat Review. In 2002, he won first prize in The Antigonish Review's Great Blue Heron poetry contest. He lives on Pender Island, BC, and teaches film studies at the University of Victoria. Publications include: Tacoma Narrows (Goose Lane Editions, 2006) and Vacant Rooms, a novella (Anvil Press, 1994).

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