Contributors for EVENT 45/2

GREG BROWN is a poet and college professor. He attended York University and the University of Maryland at Munich, Germany, receiving a degree in English. He has worked in Toronto as a copywriter and a creative director at many advertising agencies, and has been published in various journals, including ELQ/Exile, Existere, The Nashwaak Review and Bywords Quarterly Journal.

JANE CAMPBELL has an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC. Her work appears in Grain, The Impressment Gang, and in the anthologies Nomfiction (Little Fiction|Big Truths, 2016) and Show Me All Your Scars: True Stories of Living with Mental Illness (In Fact Books, 2016). She lives in Vancouver with her husband and cats.

LISA COMEAU is a Halifax-based performance artist and poet who has performed at dozens of diverse and crazy venues through the years. She attended MSVU and NSCAD and has been published in a number of periodicals and anthologies. Her favourite themes are class, desire and survival.

DANIELLE DANIEL writes and paints in Sudbury, ON. She wrote and illustrated the children’s book Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox (Groundwood Books, 2015). Her work has appeared in Room; her manuscript Collateral Damage, A Love Story is a collection of CNF stories about love, loss, marriage and the military.

RUTH DANIELL, originally from Prince George, BC, currently lives in Vancouver where she teaches at the Bolton Academy of Spoken Arts. She is the editor of Boobs: Women Explore What It Means to Have Breasts (Caitlin Press, 2016). Her poetry has recently appeared in Arc, Grain, QWERTY, The Antigonish Review and CV2.

SHAWNA DELGATY’s work has appeared in The Antigonish Review, CV2 and Room. She lives in Toronto.

PHEDRA DEONARINE was the Truman Capote Fellow in the Rutgers-Newark MFA in Creative Writing program. Her work has appeared in Indiana Review, PRISM international and The Golden Key, among others. She is working on a collection of fairy tales.

EMMA DOEDENS is pursuing her BAH in English and Art History at Queen’s University. She’s terrible at describing herself, which is why she writes poetry and not autobiography (that only her mom would read). She would like to thank her creative writing professor Carolyn Smart, without whom this poem, and many others, would not exist.

MICHELLE ELRICK is the author of To Speak (Muses’ Co., 2010) and the creator of Notes from the Fort: a poetic of inhabited space. These poems are from the forthcoming then/again (Nightwood Editions, 2017). She lives and writes by the North Atlantic.

JANETTE FECTEAU lives in Antigonish County, NS, where she teaches fine art at St. Francis Xavier University. Her poems have appeared in The Nashwaak Review, Room, The Dalhousie Review, Our Times, Carousel, The Antigonish Review, Isotope and Knock, among others. She is a graduate of UBC’s Optional-Residency MFA in Creative Writing program.

BRENNA CLARKE GRAY holds a PhD in Canadian Literature from the University of New Brunswick, and is a faculty member in the English department at Douglas College.

GLENN HAYES’s poetry has appeared in many magazines and journals, including The Antigonish Review, The Dalhousie Review, CV2, The Fiddlehead, Grain, The New Quarterly, Prairie Fire and Vallum; and in the anthologies Christian Poetry in Canada (ECW, 1989) and Larger Than Life (Black Moss, 2002). He lives in Newmarket, ON.

CRYSTAL HURDLE teaches English and creative writing at Capilano University. In 2007, she read from After Ted & Sylvia: poems (Ronsdale) at the International Sylvia Plath Symposium at the University of Oxford. She was Fiction Editor of The Capilano Review. Teacher’s Pets (Tightrope), a teen novel in verse, was published in 2014. The poem is from her manuscript Toward.

DARIUS KINNEY is a graduate of UVic. He lives in Victoria, where he writes and makes films.

CURTIS LeBLANC grew up in St. Albert, AB. He currently resides in Vancouver, where he is a UBC MFA candidate. He placed second in the Writers’ Guild of Alberta/Glass Buffalo Poetry Contest. His writing has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Prairie Fire, Joyland, Existere, Poetry is Dead and SAD Mag, among others. He is working on his first collection of poems and a novel.

DON McLELLAN has worked as a journalist in Canada, South Korea and Hong Kong. He has published two story collections: In the Quiet After Slaughter (Libros Libertad, 2008), a ReLit Award finalist; and Brunch with the Jackals (Thistledown, 2015). ‘Children of the Zocalo’ was a 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize finalist.

NOLAN NATASHA PIKE is a writer, artist and comedian living in Halifax. He won the MSVU award for creative writing in 2013. He is currently completing his first novel, which chronicles a suburban tomboy’s coming of age in the nineties.

TIM PRIOR is a Toronto poet whose work has, since the early eighties, appeared in a variety of Canadian literary journals, including The Antigonish Review, Canadian Literature, CV2, The Fiddlehead and Queen’s Quarterly, among others. Poems from The Jesuit Relations sequence have been appearing since 2010 (see EVENT 41/2).

ROB RUTTAN grew up in Thunder Bay and currently teaches philosophy and English at a high school in Barrie, ON, where he lives with his wife and three children. He is also interested in photography.

JAY RUZESKY’s most recent book is In Antarctica (Nightwood Editions, 2013). He teaches at Vancouver Island University.

TRACI SKUCE lives in Cumberland, BC, with her husband and two boys. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The New Quarterly, The Dalhousie Review, Prairie Fire and Grain. She is currently working on her first collection of short stories.

LESLIE TIMMINS, MFA, is a Vancouver writer and editor. Her collection of poems, Every Shameless Ray, will be published by Inanna Publications in 2018. Her chapbook, The Limits of Windows, about the art of Henri Matisse, was published in 2014 by The Alfred Gustav Press.

DEBORAH-ANNE TUNNEY’s work has appeared in The Missouri Review, Descant, The Fiddlehead, Narrative, Grain and The Windsor Review, among others. Her poetry is in the anthologies I Found It at the Movies and Sea of Alone, and she has a collection of linked short stories, The View from the Lane (Great Plains, 2014). She lives in Ottawa.

ASTRID van der POL is the author of Invisible Lines (BuschekBooks, 2003). She lives in North Vancouver with her husband and two kids, and teaches English to adult immigrants. She attended UVic’s Writing Program. Currently, she’s at work on a manuscript about stories of the sea.

JEAN VAN LOON holds an MFA from UBC. Her poetry has appeared in Arc, Queen’s Quarterly, The Nashwaak Review, Bywords Quarterly Journal and the chapbook anthology Where There’s Fire, among others. Her prose has appeared in numerous Canadian literary magazines and in The Journey Prize Stories 19.

MARCIA WALKER lives in Toronto. Her fiction has appeared in Room, PRISM international, U of T Magazine and The Broken Social Scene Story Project (Anansi e-book, 2013). Her play, Recess, is part of the Write from the Hip program at Nightwood Theatre. She is currently an MFA student at the University of Guelph.

MARGO WHEATON lives in Halifax. Her work has appeared in publications including Undercurrents: New Voices in Canadian Poetry (Cormorant, 2011), The Globe and Mail, Literary Review of Canada, PRISM international, CV2 and The Fiddlehead. Her debut collection of poems, The Unlit Path Behind the House, is forthcoming (McGill-Queen’s, 2016).

Dr. BERNARD WILLS teaches humanities and philosophy at Grenfell Campus Memorial University. He has degrees in Classics and Religious Studies from Dalhousie and McMaster. His poetry has appeared in The Antigonish Review, Vallum and Paper Mill Press. He currently resides in Corner Brook, NL. He can be contacted at

VIKI WU, a visual artist based in Vancouver, was born in Jiang-su City, China, in 1994. She often works with photography, reflecting on the presence of the photographer as subject matter. She recently completed her BFA, majoring in Visual Art, at SFU and is represented by Art Beatus Gallery in Vancouver.