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…

Barbara Sibbald

Barbara Sibbald spent an itinerant childhood as an Air Force brat. In 1983 she graduated with a double major in Psychology and Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa. She worked as an editor of a small-town weekly, a Valley correspondent for the Ottawa Citizen, editorial director at a small press and a staff writer for The Canadian Nurse Journal.  Barbara began…

Paul Rowe

Paul Rowe is a Canadian actor and writer living in St. John’s, Newfoundland. His first novel, The Silent Time, published in 2007 by Creative Book Publishing was inspired by his mother’s experience as a deaf child growing up and being educated in early 20th century Newfoundland. The Silent Time was shortlisted for the Winterset Award, the Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage and…

Workshop: The Two Stages of Editing

The Two Stages of Editing with Barbara Sibbald Transforming your first draft into interesting, polished prose is a long, difficult process …

Workshop: Short Fiction

It’s All in the Details: Short Fiction with Margaret Gracie Whether you’re writing a chilling detective story, a romantic tale, or a modern literary experiment, the short story can be one of the most demanding forms of fiction …