R. William Patry

Rob Patry was born in Montreal and moved to Toronto during the turbulent sixties, leaving Expo ‘67, the FLQ and Charlebois behind. A lover of wine, food, Tiki culture, music, coffee, comedy, cigars and writing, he resides in St. Stephen with his wife and two dogs. Passionate, with a biting sense of humour, he worked…

Clyde A. Wray

Born in New York City, Clyde A. Wray moved to the Maritimes from Los Angeles. The author of four books of poetry, Wray is also a producer, director, playwright and a performer, having had his work performed in notable places such as New York, Los Angeles, Denmark, Halifax, Nova Scotia and Saint John, New Brunswick. Clyde presently…

Jan Wong

Jan Wong is a third-generation Canadian who grew up in Montreal speaking English, some French, and no Chinese. In the summer of 1972, while majoring in Asian studies at McGill University, she traveled alone to the People’s Republic of China. At 19, she talked her way into a spot at Peking University, becoming the first of…

Alice Walsh

Alice Walsh writes fiction and non-fiction books for children and adults. She studied early childhood education, has an MA in English, and has worked as a preschool teacher and creative writing instructor. Her juvenile novel, Pomiuk: Prince of the North (Beach Holme), won the Ann Connor Brimer Award. Alice grew up in Newfoundland and currently lives in Nova Scotia. Alice…

Drew Hayden Taylor

During the last twenty-five years of his life, Drew Hayden Taylor has done many things, most of which he is proud of.  An Ojibway from the Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario, he has worn many hats in his literary career, from performing stand-up comedy at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. to being Artistic Director of Canada’s premiere Native…

Karen Smythe

Karen Smythe is the author of Stubborn Bones, a collection of short fiction (Polestar/Raincoast Books, 2001). Smythe’s stories have appeared in several literary publications including Grain, Fiddlehead, Antigonish Review, Gaspereau Review, and Water Studies: New Voices in Maritime Fiction. While living in Halifax, she guest-edited the Michael Ondaatje issue of Essays on Canadian Writing and served as the fiction editor of the Pottersfield…