Contributors for EVENT 49/2

GABRIEL AWUAH MAINOO is the author of 60 Aces of Haiku and Chicken Wings at the Altar. He serves as Ghana Writes Journal’s project manager and WGM Magazine’s creative editor. His poetry appears in The Cicada’s Cry, Writers Space Africa, Kalahari Review and elsewhere. He is a tennis player in the morning, a student in the afternoon, and writer in the evening.

JOHN WALL BARGER is the author of four books of poetry, including The Mean Game (Palimpsest Press, 2019). His poem “Smog Mother” was co-winner of The Malahat Review’s 2017 Long Poem Prize. He teaches creative writing at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Visit

DESSA BAYROCK lives in Ottawa with two cats and a variety of succulents, one of which occasionally blooms. She is the editor of post ghost press. You can find her, or at least more about her, at and at @yodessa on Twitter.

BENJAMIN J. BREZNER received his MFA in Creative Writing from George Mason University, where he received the 2017 Outstanding Graduate Student Award. His work has been published, or is forthcoming, in Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Vallum and The Dalhousie Review, among others. He recently moved to Toronto, where he lives with his wife, cats and a beautiful newborn baby.

FRASER CALDERWOOD is a settler who has lived most of his life in Treaty 7 territory, and now lives in Toronto on Treaty 13 lands, where he is an MFA candidate at the University of Guelph. This year his work appears in sub-Terrain, The New Quarterly and The Humber Literary Review.

SUE CHENETTE is the author of Slender Human Weight (Guernica Editions, 2009), The Bones of His Being (Guernica Editions, 2012), and the documentary poem What We Said (Motes Books, 2019), based on her time as a social worker during Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. Her new collection, Clavier, Paris, Alyssum, is forthcoming from Aeolus House in Fall 2020.

JACKIE DIVES explores themes of identity, gender and mental health in her art, which is primarily photography based. Inspired by Nan Goldin, Francesca Woodman and Mary Ellen Mark, her photographs are diaristic, vulnerable and sometimes confrontational. Her work has been published internationally, including in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Intercept.

ALLEN FULGHUM is a writer, artist and scholar currently living on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. He holds an MA in English from UBC.

CHRIS GILMORE is the author of Nobodies (Now Or Never Publishing, 2016). His writing has appeared in the New York Times, McSweeney’s, Canadian Notes and Queries, Broken Pencil and The New Quarterly.

ALAN HILL is Poet Laureate of the City of New Westminster, BC. He has been widely published in Europe and North America. He came to live in Canada in 2005 and works in social planning and community development.

BÁRA HLADÍK is a writer, artist and researcher born to Czechoslovak political migrants in Ktunaxa Territory. She is the author of Book of Mirrors (Ghost City Press), co-author of Behind the Curtain (Publication Studio), and founding editor of Theta Wave. Her next book is forthcoming with Metatron Press.

BILL HOWELL has five collections, with recent work in The Antigonish Review, Cordite Poetry Review, Grain, Juniper, Naugatuck River Review, Prairie Fire and Vallum. Originally from Halifax, Bill was a producer-director and program exec at CBC Radio Drama for three decades. Visit

JASON JOBIN has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Victoria. His stories have won a National Magazine Award and been published in the 2018 and 2019 Journey Prize Stories. He won The Malahat Review‘s Jack Hodgins and Far Horizons Awards for fiction; and was long-listed for the 2018 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize. He is at work on a novel and a collection of stories.

MARY DEAN LEE grew up in Milledgeville, GA, the hometown of Flannery O’Connor. She studied theatre and literature at Duke University and Eckerd College (Florida) before receiving her PhD in Organizational Behaviour at Yale University. Her poetry has appeared recently in Hamilton Arts and Letters, The Tishman Review and Montréal Serai.

ANDREA MACPHERSON is the author of three novels and three poetry collections, most recently What We Once Believed short-listed for the 2018 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and Ellipses. She holds an MFA from the UBC. She is an Associate Professor at the University of the Fraser Valley.

A. MOLOTKOV was born in Russia, moved to the US in 1990, and switched to writing in English in 1993. His poetry collections are The Catalog of Broken Things (Airlie Press, 2016), Application of Shadows (Main Street Rag, 2018) and Synonyms for Silence (Acre Books, 2019). He co-edits The Inflectionist Review. Visit

DOMINIK PARISIEN is an award-winning editor, writer and poet. His debut poetry collection, Side Effects May Include Strangers, is forthcoming from McGill-Queens University Press in Fall 2020, and his chapbook We, Old Young Ones was published by Frog Hollow Press in 2019. He is a disabled, bisexual French Canadian living in Toronto.

REBECCA PENG is a writer and Furby enthusiast.

MICHAEL PENNY lives on Bowen Island, BC, and has published five books, most recently Outside, Inside (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014).

SCOTT RANDALL‘s third story collection And to Say Hello (DC Books, 2015) won the Ottawa Book Award for English Fiction and a Gold Medal for Short Story Fiction in the US Independent Publishers Book Awards. He recently completed a novel and a UBC MFA, and he’s working on a new story collection.

SANCHARI SUR is a PhD candidate in English. Their work can be found in the Toronto Book Award short-listed The Unpublished City (Book*hug, 2017), Joyland, Al Jazeera, etc. They are the recipient of a Banff Centre residency (with Electric Literature), a Lambda Literary fellowship in fiction, and writing grants from the Ontario Arts Council.

KARI TEICHER is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Victoria. She was a finalist in Rooms 2019 poetry contest; long-listed for the 2018 CBC Short Story Prize; and long-listed for
CV2‘s 2018 Young Buck Poetry Prize. Her work can be found in The Puritan, Canthius and others. She is at work on her debut novel, and lives in Toronto with her bull terrier.

ALPAY ULKU‘s work has appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Fiddlehead and The Malahat Review, and was selected by Slate for their Best Valentines Day Poems feature. His first collection, Meteorology, was published by BOA Editions. He grew up in Calgary, and now splits his time between Chicago and Antalya, Turkey.

AMELIA WIYGUL is an illustrator, artist and environmental activist living and working in the Gulf South region of the US.

WAYNE YETMAN‘s short fiction has appeared in The Fiddlehead, The New Quarterly, The Antigonish Review, The Dalhousie Review, FreeFall and Grain. He placed second in the 2017 Grain Short Fiction Contest, and first in the
2018 Freefall Short Fiction Contest. He has also been published online in Literally Stories and the UK-based The Fiction Pool.

PATRICIA YOUNG‘s most recent poetry collection, Amateurs at Love, was published by Goose Lane Editions. She lives in Victoria, BC.