Contributors for EVENT 43/2

CHARLOTTE BECK is a graduate of the optional residency MFA program at UBC. Her stories have appeared in Other Voices and The Antigonish Review. She lives with her family just outside Warsaw, ON (not Poland).

TANYA BELLEHUMEUR-ALLATT’s essays, poems and stories have been published in Grain, Crux, Other Voices, Quartsilini and The Centrifugal Eye, as well as in several anthologies, including the Occupy anthology 99 Poems for the 99 Percent. She is an MFA student at UBC, and teaches literature at Champlain College.

MARIAN BOTSFORD FRASER is an award-winning freelance writer, critic and broadcaster living in Toronto. She is the author of four non-fiction books; the latest is Acting for Freedom: Fifty Years of Civil Rights Activism in Canada (Second Story, 2014). She is the Chair of PEN International’s Writers in Prison Committee. @mbotsfordfraser

KENT BRUYNEEL lives in Port Moody, BC, with his wife, Shannon, and their two young children, Andre and Georgia. He is the co-founder and editor of Forget Magazine and plays in a band called Arizona State. He has a frail, old cat named Franny and a robust 105-pound dog named Augustus.

ADRIENNE GRUBER is the author of the full-length poetry collection This is the Nightmare (Thistledown) and three chapbooks: Mimic (Leaf), Everything Water (Cactus) and Intertidal Zones (JackPine). She’s usually found hiking in North Vancouver with her daughter Q. Visit

CARLA HARTSFIELD is a classically trained pianist, singer-songwriter, guitar player and visual artist. She is currently putting the finishing touches on her fourth major poetry collection, Heart Brake. In 2014, she was awarded a grant from the Writers’ Trust of Canada to complete her new book.

PHILIP HUYNH’s stories have been published in The Malahat Review, Prairie Fire, The New Quarterly, Ricepaper (forthcoming) and The Journey Prize Stories 25. He lives in Richmond, BC, with his wife and twin daughters.

JOEL KATELNIKOFF teaches literary analysis and creative writing at the University of Alberta, where he recently defended his dissertation SCROLL / NETWORK / HACK: A Poetics of ASCII Literature (1983–1989).   He is currently working toward the completion of a manuscript of short fiction, entitled Girl, Gun, Zigzag.

KATERI LANTHIER’s poems have appeared in print and online journals in Canada, the US and England, including Hazlitt, Green Mountains Review and Great Lakes Review. Her first collection is Reporting from Night (Iguana Books, 2011). She was awarded the 2013 Walrus Poetry Prize.

KELSEY LAUDER is pursuing her BFA in Writing at the University of Victoria. ‘Half Real’ is her first publication.

NANCY LEE is the author of The Age and Dead Girls. She took up photography as a creative reprieve from fiction writing. Photography soon grew into a practice of its own. The cover photo is from a series shot in southern France exploring the ideal of the seaside.

CHRISTOPHER LEVENSON, ARC’s first editor, has published 11 books of poetry, most recently Night Vision (Quattro Books, 2014). After teaching English and creative writing at Carleton University in Ottawa for 31 years, he moved to Vancouver where he helps run the Dead Poets Reading Series.

SHANNON MAGUIRE’s first collection, fur(l) parachute (BookThug, 2013), was a finalist for the Golden Crown Award for Poetry and the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Her second collection, Myrmurs, is forthcoming (BookThug, 2015). She is a doctoral student in the Department of English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University.

DONATO MANCINI is the author of several poetry books, including: Ligatures (2005), Æthel (2007), Buffet World (2011) and Loitersack (forthcoming)— all from New Star—and Fact ‘n’ Value (Fillip, 2011); and the much discussed book of critical writing, You Must Work Harder to Write Poetry of Excellence (BookThug, 2012).

CAROL MATTHEWS has worked as a college instructor and administrator and now writes short fiction, creative non-fiction and book reviews. She lives in Nanaimo, BC, when she is not on Protection Island.

LAURA MATWICHUK’s writing has appeared in CV2, Riddle Fence, Poetry Is Dead and The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2013 (Tightrope Books). She was a finalist for the 2013 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers. She lives in Vancouver.

MICHAEL MIROLLA’s latest are the novel/linked collection The Giulio Metaphysics III (Leapfrog, 2013) and the poetry collection The House on 14th Avenue (Signature Editions, 2013). He is the author of the award-winning novel Berlin (Leapfrog, 2009), and his writing has been short-listed for the Journey Prize and the Pushcart Prize.

MICHAEL NARDONE is managing editor of Amodern and assistant editor of Jacket2. With Jude Griebel, he is author of O. Cyrus & the Bardo (JackPine, 2012). Recent writings have appeared in The Dark Would, Camera Austria, The Coming Envelope, Le Merle and Gauss PDF. He lives in Montreal.

KARINA PALMITESTA is a writer and freelance editor based in Vancouver. She recently received her BFA in Creative Writing from UBC. This is her first publication in a literary magazine.

SANDY POOL’s first book, Exploding into Night (Guernica, 2009), was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry. Her second book, Undark: An Oratorio (Nightwood, 2011), was short-listed for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry and an Alberta Book Award. She is a Killam scholar in poetics at the University of Calgary where she’s completing her PhD.

SANDRA RIDLEY is the author of three books of poetry: Fallout (Hagios), Post-Apothecary (Pedlar) and The Counting House (BookThug), which was chosen as one of the top five collections of 2013 in Quill & Quire’s Readers Poll.

STUART ROSS’s recent poetry publications include the chapbooks Nice Haircut, Fiddlehead (Puddles of Sky, 2014) and A Pretty Good Year (NiB, 2014); and the books Our Days in Vaudeville (Mansfield, 2013) and You Exist. Details Follow. (Anvil, 2012). He lives in Cobourg, ON, and blogs at

BREN SIMMERS is the author of Night Gears (Wolsak & Wynn, 2010). She has recently completed a book of poems about the Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood in East Vancouver.

CAROLYN SMART is the author of seven poetry collections, including Hooked (Brick Books, 2009) and the forthcoming Careen (Brick, 2015). She is the founder of the Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers and teaches creative writing at Queen’s University.

W.C. SY: Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy is an Anishinaabe-Canadian poet who has lived throughout her Anishinaabe homelands in the Great Lakes region on both sides of the international border. After almost a decade of writing, publishing and public readings of poetry, she has ventured into short-story writing, teaching and editing indigenous literature.