Kevin Sutton

Kevin Sutton is a writer, spoken word performance artist, workshop facilitator, communications professional, and community organizer. He is a co-founder

Karen Solie

Karen Solie is the author of five collections of poems. Her latest, The Caiplie Caves, was shortlisted for the T.S.

Martha Chaves

Martha Chaves is a Nicaraguan-Canadian award-winning comedian, actor, activist, and playwright. She is a regular in the comedy circuits in

Madhur Anand

Madhur Anand is the author of the collection of poems A New Index for Predicting Catastrophes (McClelland and Stewart/PRHC), the

Joy Kogawa

Joy Kogawa is a Japanese Canadian writer, born in 1935 in Vancouver, B.C. She lived in Marpole, Vancouver in Kogawa

Rene Meshake

Rene Meshake is an Anishinaabe Elder, storyteller, visual and performing artist, award-winning author—Injichaag: My Soul in Story—University of Manitoba Press

Qurat Dar

Qurat Dar (she/they) is an engineering student at the University of Guelph, a spoken word poet, and an emerging author.

George Elliott Clarke

The 4th Poet Laureate of Toronto (2012-15) and the 7th Parliamentary/Canadian Poet Laureate (2016-17), George Elliott Clarke was born in

Chelene Knight

Chelene Knight is the author of the poetry collection Braided Skin and the memoir Dear Current Occupant, winner of the


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