Contributors for EVENT 45/1

The following is a list of contributors for EVENT 45/1. Find the issue in our store here.

KAMAL AL-SOLAYLEE is an associate professor at the School of Journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto, and a former theatre critic at The Globe and Mail. His bestselling memoir, Intolerable, was a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction and Canada Reads, and won the Toronto Book Award.

MICHAEL BOURNE is a contributing editor for Poets & Writers and a staff writer for the literary website The Millions. His essays and reviews have appeared in The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The New York Times and The Economist online. His fiction has appeared in Tin House, December, The Southampton Review and many other journals.

NADIA BOZAK is the author of the novels Orphan Love (Key Porter, 2007; Anansi e-book, 2014) and El Niño (Anansi, 2014); as well as The Cinematic Footprint (Rutgers, 2012), a work of film theory. Thirteen Shells, a short-story cycle, is her latest publication (Anansi, 2016). She is currently an assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at Carleton University in Ottawa.

CATHERINE BRUNET’s poetry and short fiction have been published in The New Quarterly, ARC, Literary Review of Canada, Prairie Fire, Grain, The Dalhousie Review and other Canadian journals. She lives in the beautiful Ottawa Valley, and teaches history and French.

GRANT BUDAY’s most recent novel, The Delusionist (Anvil, 2014), was shortlisted for the Eric Hoffer Book Award, the City of Victoria Book Prize and the Kobzar Literary Award.

CHRIS DONAHOE writes from Halifax. Find his stories in EVENT, Grain, The Malahat Review, PRISM international, The Dalhousie Review or online at

MIKE DONALDSON has travelled extensively both within Canada and abroad, yet calls Victoria, BC, home. His poetry is forthcoming, or has appeared, in Grain, The Antigonish Review, CV2, paperplates and Poetry Salzburg Review, among others.

CHRISTOPHER EVANS lives in Vancouver, where he is an MFA candidate at UBC and the past prose editor of PRISM international. His work has appeared in Grain, Joyland, The Canary Press, The Moth and other fine publications.

BETH GOOBIE is the author of 23 books. Her two poetry collections are Scars of Light (NeWest, 1994) and The Girls Who Dream Me (Pedlar, 1999). A new novel for young adults, The Pain Eater, is forthcoming (Second Story, 2016). These poems were written on a Saskatchewan Arts Board grant.

SHANE GOTH is an MFA student at UBC. His fiction has appeared in The Dalhousie Review, QWERTY, Wisconsin Review, Euphony Journal and elsewhere. He lives in Vancouver.

DAVID SCOTT HAMILTON has twice been nominated for a Governor General’s Award. His latest French to English translation is Captive (House of Anansi, 2015), a novel by Claudine Dumont. He lives in Montreal.

ELIZABETH HARPER has lived in, and learned from, the country on both east and west coasts and on the Prairies. She has three books of poetry, including Wonderland (Evergreen, 1998). She currently lives in London, ON, where she enjoys, and urgently recommends, a poetry reading group.

JASON HEROUX lives in Kingston, ON. His most recent book is the forthcoming poetry collection Hard Work Cheering Up Sad Machines (Mansfield, 2016).

ALAN HILL has been published in CV2, The Antigonish Review, Cascadia Review, The Impressment Gang, subTerrain, Poetry is Dead, The Dallas Review, Canadian Literature, Quills and in a number of anthologies. His second book is The Broken Word (Silver-Bow, 2013).

CLARA KUMAGAI is from County Galway, Ireland, but now lives and writes in Vancouver. Her fiction and non-fiction have appeared in Room and Megaphone. She is currently in UBC’s MFA in Creative Writing program, where she is working on a middle-grade children’s novel.

RAHAT KURD’s first collection of poems, cosmophilia, was published by Talonbooks in 2015. Her poem sequence ‘Seven Stones for Jamarat,’ published in Exile: The Literary Quarterly, was a finalist for the Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry Prize. Her essays have appeared in The Walrus and Maisonneuve. She is working on a memoir about Muslim culture in North America.

LEE MARACLE is a member of the Stó:lō nation and author of several critically acclaimed works, including the novels Ravensong (Canadian Scholars’), Bobbi Lee (Three O’clock) and Daughters Are Forever (Theytus), and the poetry collection Bent Box (Theytus). She has coedited a number of anthologies, including the award-winning My Home As I Remember (Natural Heritage).

ANGUS MACGILLIVRAY is a freelance photographer based in Vancouver. He works mainly in architectural and industrial photography. Landscapes are his passion.

VINCENT McGILLIVRAY was born on Cape Breton Island and now lives in Halifax, where he works in the telecommunications industry. His poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including Grain, CV2, The Antigonish Review and PRISM international.

KATHY MEZEI is Professor Emerita, Dept. of Humanities, SFU, and Life Member, Clare Hall, Cambridge. Recent publications include The Domestic Space Reader, edited with Chiara Briganti (U of T, 2012) and Translation Effects: The Shaping of Modern Canadian Culture, edited with Sherry Simon and Luise von Flotow (McGill-Queen’s, 2014).

JANET ROGERS is a Mohawk/Tuscarora writer from Six Nations territory based in traditional Coast Salish territory (a.k.a. Victoria, BC) for the past 21 years. She has four published titles, and three spoken word CDs to date. She served as Victoria’s Poet Laureate for three years (2012–2015) and as writer- in-residence at UNBC. She is a radio host and radio documentary producer.

KEVIN SPENST is the author of Ignite (Anvil, 2016), Jabbering with Bing Bong (Anvil, 2015), and over a dozen chapbooks. His work has appeared in dozens of publications, including Prairie Fire, CV2, BafterC, Lemon Hound, Poetry is Dead and Best Canadian Poetry 2014.

JOSH STENBERG is a Vancouver-based author and translator from the Chinese. Recent poetry has appeared in The Antigonish Review, CV2 and The Dalhousie Review.

JENIFER SUTHERLAND writes and practises psychotherapy in Toronto.

NICK THRAN is the author of three collections of poetry. His most recent collection is Mayor Snow (Nightwood Editions, 2015). He is the 2015–2016 Writer-in-Residence at the University of Calgary.

HILARY TURNER teaches English at the University of the Fraser Valley.

LAURELYN WHITT’s poems have appeared in various, primarily North American, journals. The author of four poetry collections, her most recent book, Tether (Seraphim Editions, 2013), won the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. She lives in Minnedosa, MB.