Contributors for EVENT 43/1

JORDAN ABEL is a Nisga’a writer residing in Vancouver. His work has been published in many journals and magazines across Canada, including CV2, Prairie Fire and Canadian Literature. His first book, The Place of Scraps, was published by Talonbooks in 2013.

GAIL ANDERSON-DARGATZ’s novels have been published worldwide in English and many other languages, and two of her novels were finalists for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. After teaching the novel at UBC and other venues, she now teaches and mentors privately. Visit

SIMON BARKER is an Australian living in Sydney, although for a number of years he lived in the Bay Area of California. His work has appeared in Word Riot, Birkensnake, SmokeLung Quarterly and, most recently, in New Ohio Review.

PAUL CARLUCCI is the author of The Secret Life of Fission (Oberon, 2013). His stories have appeared in numerous magazines and journals in Canada, including The Malahat Review, Descant and Carousel.

ROHAN CHHETRI lives in New Delhi and works as an editor at Hachette India. His poems have been published in Eclectica, Rattle, 34th Parallel, Weyfarers and The Antigonish Review, among others.

LAUREN B. DAVIS’s work includes The Empty Room (2013); Our Daily Bread (2010), long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize; The Radiant City (2005), a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize; and The Stubborn Season (2002)—all published by HarperCollins. Visit

HILARY DEAN is a writer and filmmaker who lives in Scarborough, ON. She was the recipient of the 2013 Canada Writes Creative Nonfiction Prize, and was short-listed for the Journey Prize. ‘Braces’ is an excerpted chapter from her novel in progress. She can be contacted at

MARCELLO DI CINTIO’s most recent book, Walls: Travels Along the Barricades, won the 2013 Shaugnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. He lives in Calgary.

BRENNA CLARKE GRAY holds a PhD in Canadian Literature from the University of New Brunswick, where she was a Canada Graduate Scholar. She teaches Canadian Literature (among other things) at Douglas College and is at work on her first book, a study of Douglas Coupland.

BRETT JOSEF GRUBISIC teaches in the English department at UBC. In addition to scholarly work and reviews, he is the author of two novels, The Age of Cities (Arsenal Pulp, 2006) and This Location of Unknown Possibilities (Now or Never, 2014).

KATIA GRUBISIC is a writer, editor and translator. Her work has appeared in various Canadian and international publications, and her collection What if red ran out (Goose Lane, 2008) won the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for the best first book of poetry in Canada.

STEVIE HOWELL is a poet and critic from Toronto. In 2013, her work was shortlisted for the Montreal Poetry Prize, and in 2012 she was a finalist for the inaugural Walrus Poetry Prize. She has been published in numerous Canadian periodicals. Her first book of poetry is ^^^^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^^^^^ (Ice House, an imprint of Goose Lane Editions, Fall 2014).

MICHAEL JOHNSON is from Bella Coola, BC. His work has appeared in The Fiddlehead, Queen’s Quarterly, Branch, Poetry East, Forget Magazine and The Southern Review, among others, and has been selected for the Best American and Best Canadian Poetry anthologies. He works at a vineyard in Okanagan Falls, BC.

FIONA TINWEI LAM is the author of two books of poetry, Intimate Distances (Nightwood, 2002) and Enter the Chrysanthemum (Caitlin, 2009). She is a coeditor of the non-fiction anthology Double Lives: Writing and Motherhood (McGill-Queen’s, 2008) and the editor of The Bright Well: Contemporary Canadian Poems about Facing Cancer (Leaf, 2011).

DORETTA LAU is the author of the short story collection How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun? (Nightwood Editions, 2014). The title story, first published in EVENT 41/1, was short-listed for the 2013 Writers’ Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize.

JANEY LEW is a writer, scholar and teacher, currently living on Coast Salish territories (Vancouver). She is completing her PhD in Comparative Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her writing has appeared in Pagitica, Fugue and Ricepaper. Her video poem ‘YVR’ won the Vancouver Asian Film Festival’s 2011 People’s Choice Award.

DAVE MARGOSHES is a Saskatoon-area writer who has been published widely in Canadian literary magazines and anthologies. He was a finalist for the 2009 Journey Prize. His Bix’s Trumpet and Other Stories was the 2007 Saskatchewan Book of the Year. ‘My Mother’s Breasts’ will appear in God Telling a Joke and Other Stories (Oolichan, 2014).

MAURICE MIERAU’s non-fiction book Detachment: An Adoption Memoir will appear with Freehand in Fall 2014. Six, his new book of poems, will be out with Palimpsest in 2015. He edits the online magazine The Winnipeg Review.

ERÍN MOURE is a poet and translator. Her most recent volume of poetry, The Unmemntioable (Anansi, 2012), was a finalist for the Kobzar Award. Her translation of Chus Pato’s biopoetics, Secession (BookThug, 2014), will appear alongside her echolation of Chus’s text Insecession.

MEREDITH QUARTERMAIN is a poet, novelist and an innovator of poetic and narrative form. Her most recent book is Rupert’s Land (NeWest, 2013). Other books include Vancouver Walking (NeWest, 2005), Recipes from the Red Planet (BookThug, 2010) and Nightmarker (NeWest, 2008). She currently leads creative writing workshops at Simon Fraser University.

NIKKI SHEPPY is a poet, editor, reviewer and arts journalist. Her chapbook Grrrrlhood: a ludic suite (Kalamalka, 2014) won the 2013 John Lent Poetry-Prose Award. This is her first publication in a literary magazine.

JUDY TRUELOVE’s writing has been published in Northern Light, Room, Branching Out, CV2, The Antigonish Review and PRISM international. She helped edit Svend Robinson: A Life in Politics (New Star, 2013) and is currently working on a biography of E.M. Delafield, whose Diary of a Provincial Lady has never been out of print since its debut in 1930.

STEPHANIE WARNER’s poetry has been published in the UVic anthology This Side of West and in This Magazine. Last spring she attended the Writing Studio at the Banff Centre for the Arts. She is pursuing an MFA in Poetry at the University of East Anglia in Norwich.

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).