Editor Shashi Bhat

Shashi Bhat is the Editor of EVENT. She is also the author of The Most Precious Substance on Earth (McClelland & Stewart, 2021; Grand Central, 2022), The Family Took Shape (Cormorant, 2013), and a short story collection forthcoming from M&S. Her fiction has appeared in publications across Canada, including Best Canadian Stories 2018, 2019 and 2021, Journey Prize Stories 24 & 30, and others. She won the 2018 Journey Prize, and was a 2018 National Magazine Award finalist for fiction. She is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee and was a finalist for the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award and the Bronwen Wallace Award. Shashi has taught creative writing at Dalhousie University and Johns Hopkins University, where she received her MFA in fiction. She is on the creative writing faculty at Douglas College.

Managing Editor Ian Cockfield

Ian Cockfield is the Managing Editor of EVENT. He also runs EVENT’s Reading Service for Writers (Prose), and is a past Fiction Editor of PRISM international. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC, completed SFU’s Fiction Editing & Publishing and Book Editing Immersion workshops, and attended the Banff Centre’s Wired Writing Studio (Fiction). His fiction, non-fiction and poetry have appeared in various Canadian journals, including Prairie FireDescantPRISM international, EVENT, Rampike and the Carleton Arts Review, and in the anthology Exact Fare Only II (Anvil Press, 2003, which he also edited). From 2005 to 2007, he served as President of the BC Association of Magazine Publishers (now the MABC). He has been a freelance editor since 2003 and has edited for UBC Press, Anvil Press, the Vancouver School Board, Douglas College and the UBC Creative Writing Department. He has been on publishing panels at Word on the Street Vancouver, MagNet (Toronto), BC Book and Magazine Week, the Magazine Writers’ Craft Fair (Vancouver) and SFU’s The Writer’s Studio; and has been a judge for the National Magazine Awards, the Alberta Magazine Awards and the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards (US).

Krista Eide is the incoming Managing Editor of EVENT. She is a past Executive Editor of PRISM international and a former first reader and editorial assistant for EVENT. Her fiction and creative non-fiction have appeared in several Canadian journals, and she holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. Krista also has a broad range of experience in consumer magazine publishing, communications and marketing, film and television, and arts administration, including at Douglas College, where she previously planned events for the Creative Writing and Performing Arts departments, and served as the administrator of Amelia Douglas Gallery.

Fiction Editor Christine Dewar

Christine Dewar, Fiction Editor at EVENT, is the Coordinator of Performing and Fine Arts (PEFA) at Douglas College. She has been the instructor of Theatre History and PEFA courses for over 20 years. Christine has been the Fiction Editor since 1995, and a reader for EVENT’s Reading Service for Writers since its inception. She also curates art exhibits for the Amelia Douglas Gallery and collaborates in the performance art work of Margaret Dragu (Lady Justice) in an ongoing role as Diligence/Sloth.

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Joanne Arnott is the Poetry Editor of EVENT. Her first book, Wiles of Girlhood, won the Gerald Lampert Award (LCP, 1992). She has published eight further books in three genres, most recently: Halfling spring: an internet romance (Kegedonce, 2014, shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award), A Night for the Lady (Ronsdale, 2013), Mother Time (Ronsdale, 2007), and (as editor) Salish Seas: an anthology of text + image (AWCWC, 2011).  Her essays and poetry appear in twenty-five plus anthologies, and diverse journals. She has been called to judge poetry and nonfiction on behalf of BC Book Prizes, the Governor General’s Awards and for various other arts organizations. Joanne is a Métis/mixed-blood writer and arts activist, originally from Manitoba, at home on the west coast. A frequent performer, she volunteers with the Aboriginal Writers Collective West Coast, and (in past) with The Writers Union of Canada and The Writers’ Trust of Canada.

Reviews Editor Marisa Grizenko

Marisa Grizenko is EVENT’s Reviews Editor. A writing consultant and editor, she holds an MA from the University of British Columbia and a BA from Concordia University. Her writing can be found at

Cathy Stonehouse, B.A. Hons (Oxford) M.F.A. (UBC) is a member of EVENT’s Fiction Committee. She is the author of the novel The Causes (Pedlar Press, 2019), two collections of poetry, The Words I Know (Press Gang, 1994) and Grace Shiver (Inanna Publications, 2011) as well as a collection of short fiction, Something about the Animal (Biblioasis 2011). Her fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and literary reviews have appeared in a wide range of literary journals, anthologies and publications, including The Globe and Mail, Best Canadian Stories 2019 &2010, FORCE FIELD: 77 Women Poets of BC, Literary Review of Canada and The New Quarterly. The Editor of EVENT for three years, she also edited the creative nonfiction anthology Double Lives: Writing and Motherhood (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2008). Her current interests include experimental fiction, cross-genre writing and illustrated and graphic narrative.

Proofreader Rob Hughes

Rob Hughes is EVENT’s Proofreader. He was born in Boston, Lincolnshire, and raised in Burnaby. A graduate of UBC and the Print Futures program at Douglas College, he developed his editing skills doing closed captioning for the hearing impaired, copy-editing a Toronto-based heavy metal magazine, and (with some trepidation) helping his wife complete her manuscripts. When not proofreading EVENT and working full-time as a technical writer, he volunteers for the Society for Technical Communication and the subTerrain Editorial Collective. You can check out his music writing at and

Hannah Macready is the Marketing Assistant at EVENT. She runs social media, promotions, event planning, and sits on the fiction board for upcoming issue content. She holds an honours Bachelors in Creative Writing from University of Wales Trinity Saint David. In 2017 she received the Maurice Hodgson Award of Creative Distinction. Her writing can be found in Bandit Fiction (UK), SAD Magazine, and in various online publications. See more at

Reading Service gillian harding-russell

gillian harding-russell is a Reading Service Editor at EVENT. She is a poet, editor and reviewer. She has published four poetry books, including In Another Air (Radiant, 2018), which was short-listed for the City of Regina Saskatchewan Book Award; and five chapbooks, including Fox Love (Alfred Gustav Press, 2016). Her work has been short-listed three times for Exile’s Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry Competition; and in 2016, the sequence “Making Sense” was chosen as Best Suite by a Poet at Any Time in Her Career. Her work has appeared in 17 anthologies and been published in journals across Canada. She received an MA from McGill, and a PhD from the University of Saskatchewan, completing her dissertation on postmodern Canadian poetry. .