Contributors for EVENT 42/3

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JOANNE ARNOTT, a Métis/mixed-blood writer-activist from Coast Salish territories/BC, has published poetry and essays in numerous books, magazines and anthologies. Her seventh poetry collection is A Night for the Lady (Ronsdale, 2013). These poems are from her forthcoming collection Halfling Spring (Kegedonce, 2014).

SUSAN BUIS has published poetry and non-fiction in ARC, CV2, The Malahat Review, Prairie Fire and elsewhere. She teaches at Thompson Rivers University and composes as she walks the sagebrush hills.

ALICE BURDICK lives in Mahone Bay, NS. She is the author of three fulllength poetry collections: Holler (Mansfield, 2012), Flutter (Mansfield, 2008) and Simple Master (Pedlar, 2002). Her work has also appeared in Surreal Estate: 13 Canadian Poets Under the Influence (Mercury, 2004).

PAUL DUTTON is a poet, novelist, essayist, musician and oral sound artist. He has read and performed, solo and ensemble (the Four Horsemen, CCMC, Quintet à Bras), throughout Europe and the Americas. Forthcoming works include a book of selected poems in the Laurier Poetry Series and a recording of duos with saxophonist Keir Neuringer.

DOROTHY FIELD is a visual artist working with printmaking, artist’s books and mixed media, as well as a poet. Her most recent book, The Blackbird Must Be, was published by Sono Nis in 2010. She immigrated to Canada in 1971.

BILL GASTON’s most recent novel, The World (Penguin/Hamish Hamilton, 2012) won the Ethel Wilson Prize for Fiction. ‘Any Forest Seen from Orbit’ will appear in his next collection, Juliet Was A Surprise, in 2014 with Penguin/Hamish Hamilton.

HELEN GURI is the author of Match (Coach House, 2011), short-listed for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. Her work has appeared in The Walrus, This Magazine, Lemon Hound, Hazlitt, Hobo and Canadian Literature.

KEVIN HARDCASTLE has had work published in Word Riot, subTerrain, The Malahat Review, Little Fiction and The Puritan, with another story forthcoming in The New Quarterly. He was a finalist for the 2012 Journey Prize. He lives in Toronto.

TARYN HUBBARD is a writer living in Surrey, BC. Her work has appeared in CV2, subTerrain, The Golden Handcuffs Review, WOMAN ZINE and others. She is on the Room collective and keeps a blog at

CRYSTAL HURDLE is the author of After Ted & Sylvia: Poems (Ronsdale, 2003). She teaches English and Creative Writing at Capilano University in North Vancouver. Her poetry and prose have appeared in various journals. She was fiction editor of The Capilano Review and currently sits on its board. She has a teen novel in verse forthcoming from Tightrope Books.

MICHAEL KENYON’s latest books are Ottawa (leaf books, 2012) and A Year at River Mountain (Thistledown, 2012). In 2014, Thistledown will publish Parallel Rivers (stories), and Brick Books will publish Astatine (poems).

ANDREW MacDONALD won a Western Magazine Award and was a finalist for the Journey Prize for ‘Eat Fist!’ (first published in EVENT 38/3). His stories appear in places like The Fiddlehead, The New Quarterly and The Windsor Review. He divides his time between Toronto and New England, where he’s writing more stories and a novel.

ELIZABETH McCAUSLAND teaches English at Douglas College.

KEVIN McNEILLY teaches in the Department of English at UBC. His book of poems is Embouchure (Nightwood Editions, 2011). More writing, audio and video can be found at

BEN MERRIMAN is a doctoral student at the University of Chicago and fiction editor at Chicago Review. New work is forthcoming in n+1, Los Angeles Review of Books, minnesota review and several other magazines. Read more at

JENNIFER MORGAN is a visual artist and writer from Newfoundland and Labrador. She has creative non-fiction and short fiction published in three anthologies, and has illustrated eight books, the most recent being her own comic book, Home Alone: The Sinking of the S.S. Caribou (Breakwater Books, 2012).

HOA NGUYEN is the author of eight books and chapbooks. She currently lives in Toronto where she teaches poetics in a private workshop and at Ryerson University. Wave Books published her third collection of poems, As Long As Trees Last, in 2012.

ZOEY LEIGH PETERSON lives in Vancouver and writes fiction in the lonely hours before the library opens. Her work has appeared in The Malahat Review, The Walrus, The New Quarterly, The Journey Prize Stories and Best Canadian Stories.

LIZA POTVIN is the author of White Lies for My Mother (NeWest, 1992), The Traveller’s Hat (Raincoast, 2004), Cougarman Percy Dewar (Trafford, 2008) and Dog Days (Louise Hamilton, 2009). She teaches at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, BC.

MATT RADER’s stories and poems have recently appeared in The Malahat Review, Grain, The Walrus, 32 Poems (US) and B O D Y (Czech).

LISA ROBERTSON’s most recent books are Nilling (BookThug, 2012), R’s Boat (U. of California, 2010) and Cinema of the Present (Coach House, forthcoming). She lives in the Vienne region of France. In spring 2014 she will be Bain Swiggett visiting professor of poetry at Princeton University.

RUSSELL THORNTON’s latest book, Birds, Metals, Stones & Rain (Harbour, 2013), was nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry. He lives in North Vancouver.

MARK TRUSCOTT, Torontonian, is the author of two full-length books of poetry—Said Like Reeds or Things (Coach House, 2004) and Nature (BookThug, 2010)—and a prose chapbook, Form: A Series (BookThug, 2011).

RUSSELL WANGERSKY is a writer, editor and columnist from St. John’s, NL. His last book, Whirl Away (Dundurn, 2012), was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.

BENJAMIN WILLEMS interns at The Malahat Review and Open Space Arts Society, and co-edits The Warren Undergraduate Review at the University of Victoria. He has writing in literary journals and once had his noise track ‘Love Is Kind’ featured at a gallery in Britain somewhere.

DAVID ZILBER’s work has been shown across North America and featured in projects such as Vice, It’s Nice That, Subbacultcha and Street Carnage. He is the creator of the online photojournal Recidivism, and a book of B&W photographs, Prolix (Trapshot Archives, 2011). He works exclusively with 135 format film and lives in Vancouver.