Contributors for EVENT 43/3

DEREK BEAULIEU is the author of 15 books of poetry, the most recent of which is KERN (Les Figues, 2014). He is the visual poetry editor of UbuWeb and is Calgary’s 2014–2016 Poet Laureate.

ALI BLYTHE’s first book of poems, Twoism, is forthcoming with Icehouse Poetry at Goose Lane in Fall 2015.

STEPHANIE BOLSTER’s latest book, A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth (Brick Books, 2011), was a finalist for the Pat Lowther Award, and more recent work was a finalist for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2012. She teaches in, and coordinates, the creative writing program at Concordia University in Montreal.

DEBORAH CAMPBELL is the author of the non-fiction books This Heated Place and the forthcoming A Disappearance in Damascus. She has written for numerous magazines, including Harper’s, The Walrus, The Economist, New Scientist and Foreign Policy, and teaches creative non-fiction at UBC.

GEORGE ELLIOTT CLARKE is the fourth poet laureate of Toronto (2012–2015). He’s reckoned to be honourable in this art, but cares mainly for the production, rather than the reception. His 13th book is Traverse (Exile Editions, 2014).

HILARY DEAN is a writer and filmmaker whose story ‘Braces’ was in EVENT 43/1. She received the 2012 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize, and has been short-listed for the Journey Prize. ‘Vocational Rehabilitation’ is an excerpted chapter from a work in progress. She gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council, and can be contacted at

JEFF DOWNER is a Vancouver-based artist and a graduate of Emily Carr University. For him, photography is the product of travelling or wandering; it is secondary to the act and experience of being in a new place and having to adapt to its variations.

CHRIS GUDGEON is an author, screenwriter and poet. He has written 17 books—including his latest, the novel Song of Kosovo—and contributed to numerous magazines and periodicals, including Mad, Playboy, The Malahat Review and Geist.

ZAC HUG is a writer in Los Angeles, CA. His plays have been produced in the New York Fringe Festival and Williamstown Theater Festival workshop. Television credits include Drop Dead Diva, as well as various digital projects for ABC Family. He is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at UBC.

DAVID INGHAM is a writer, editor and actor. He lives in Fredericton, NB, but still cheers for the Vancouver Canucks.

DUNCAN KLUWAK’s short fiction has appeared in Grain and The Dalhousie Review. He works and lives in Toronto.

TRISH MATSON teaches English and Women’s Studies at Douglas College. She has written previous reviews for EVENT.

ROB MCLENNAN is the author of nearly 30 books of poetry, fiction and nonfiction, including in 2014 Notes and Dispatches: Essays (Insomniac), The Uncertainty Principle: Stories (Chaudiere Books) and If suppose we are a fragment (BuschekBooks). He won the John Newlove Poetry Award (2010) and the Council for the Arts in Ottawa Mid-Career Award (2014).

JACOB McARTHUR MOONEY curates the bi-weekly Pivot Reading Series on Dundas St. West in Toronto. His most recent collection is Folk (McClelland & Stewart, 2011), which was short-listed for the Dylan Thomas Prize and Trillium Book Award in Poetry.

A. MARY MURPHY is a Canadian poet. She has a PhD in English, specializing in Life Writing. Her poems have been placed in numerous journals in Canada and internationally. She is the author of three books: Shattered Fanatics (BuschekBooks, 2007), Pierce: Six Prairie Lives (Detselig, 2010) and The Hungry Grass (Inanna, 2014).

ALESSANDRA NACCARATO is a writer, performer and arts educator based in Vancouver, currently completing an MFA in Creative Writing at UBC. Her work has appeared across Canada and the United States with Write Bloody, Low Brow Press, The New Quarterly and Briarpatch Magazine, and she was a finalist for the 2014 CBC Poetry Prize.

MIRANDA PEARSON’s last book, Harbour, was short-listed for the 2010 Dorothy Livesay Prize. Her next collection, The Fire Extinguisher, is forthcoming from Oolichan Books. She lives in Vancouver.

TRISHA ROSE has recently published work in Descant. She was short-listed for Geist’s 2014 Postcard Story Contest.

JOHN SAUL has had four collections of short fiction published, most recently even the butterfly must endure the storm (Hopscotch, UK). The Times described his collection Call It Tender as proof ‘the short story is not only alive but being reinvigorated in excitingly diverse ways.’

ELLIE SAWATZKY is from northwestern Ontario, and currently lives in Vancouver, where she is completing her MFA at UBC. Her work has been long-listed for the CBC Poetry Prize, published in Best New Poets 2014, and is forthcoming in Arc.

CATHY STONEHOUSE is the author, most recently, of the story collection Something About the Animal (Biblioasis, 2011) and the poetry collection Grace Shiver (Inanna, 2011). A past editor of EVENT, she teaches creative writing at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and also reviews for the Literary Review of Canada.

HILARY TURNER teaches English at the University of the Fraser Valley. She is a frequent reviewer of Canadian poetry and fiction for the Pacific Rim Review of Books and Canadian Literature.

BRENT van STAALDUINEN’s fiction appears in The Dalhousie Review, The New Quarterly, The New Guard Literary Review, Mash Stories, The Storyteller and bazaar. A graduate of the Humber School of Writers, he is currently completing an MFA in Creative Writing at UBC. He lives and finds his voice in Hamilton, ON.

ELANA WOLFF’s bilingual collection of selected poems, Helleborus & Alchémille (Noroît, 2013; trans. Stéphanie Roesler), was awarded the 2014 John Glassco Prize for Translation. A collaborative first-time translation of Georg Mordechai Langer’s Poems and Songs of Love is her latest release (Guernica, 2014).