Poet, novelist and journalist, Vancy Kasper was born and grew up in Toronto. She received her B.A. from the University of Toronto and joined the Toronto Star as reporter, feature writer and columnist. Her articles appeared in magazines from Japan to Germany. An early member of the Women’s Writing Collective, Her poems have been published in Fireweed, Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme, Quarry, Poetry Toronto, Waves, and Landscape. Vancy is the author of Rebel Women (Inanna…
Mary Lou Soutar-Hynes, is a Jamaican-Canadian, poet/educator and former nun with an interest in poetic inquiry. er poetry and essays have appeared in journals such as Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de le femmes, Poetry Wales, and Quills, and in anthologies/publications including Jubilation! Poems Celebrating 50 Years of Jamaican Independence (2012). She has lived in Toronto since her arrival in 1969. Mary Lou is the author of Dark Water Songs (Inanna, 2013).
Ghadeer Malek is a Palestinian feminist activist, aspiring writer and spoken word poet. She currently coordinates the Young Feminist Activism (YFA) Program at the Association of Women’s Right in Development (AWID) and is pursuing a Master’s degree at OISE/UT. Ghadeer is also co-founder and editor of Aqsazine. She is co-editor (with Ghaida Moussa) of Min Fami: Arab Feminist Reflections on Identity, Space and Resistance (Inanna, 2014).
Nahid Angha, Ph. D., is a Sufi Scholar, a Humanitarian, Human Rights activist, Women’s Rights activist; Author, Lecturer, and Translator of over fifteen published books. She is the first Muslim woman inducted to the Marin Women’s Hall of Fame. Nahid is co-editor (with Sharon G. Mijares and Aliaa Rafea) of A Force Such as the World Has Never Known: Women Creating Change (Inanna, 2013).
Susan McCaslin is an award-winning Canadian poet and Faculty Emerita of Douglas College in Westminster, BC, where she taught English and Creative Writing for twenty-three years. She is the author of eleven volumes of poetry. Demeter Goes Skydiving (2012) was short-listed for the Dorothy Livesay Award and the first-place winner of the Alberta Book Publishing Award (Robert Kroetsch Poetry Book Award) in 2012. She is the author of the memoir, Into the Mystic: My Years with Olga (Inanna, fall…
Lydia Perović has written long-form journalism, interviews and essays for Canadian, UK and American media since 2001, including The Believer, The Awl, n + 1, openDemocracy, Xtra!, Opera Canada, C Magazine and One Hour Empire. She grew up in Montenegro in once-Yugoslavia, moved to Belgrade to pursue a university degree in Politics, then to Nova Scotia in 1999 to complete her MA (Political Theory). She's been living in Toronto since 2005. She is the author of Incidental Music (Inanna, 2012).
Wednesday April Loren Edizel will read from The Ghosts of Smyrna, at Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore in Montreal. She will discuss her books and hold a book signing. Copies of Adrift will also be available for sale. Event runs from p.
S. Noël McKay has lived in Alberta most of her life. She attended the University of Alberta before starting a career in the transportation industry. She currently lives in Edmonton, Alberta, with her cat, Cletus. Both enjoy snowboarding. Stony Point (Inanna, 2014) is her debut novel.
A. Mary Murphy is a lifelong writer whose doctoral work was in life writing. She teaches postsecondary classes in literature and film and has a freelance writing, editing, and mentoring business. Her first book of poetry, Shattered Fanatics, was published in 2007 and "Pierce: Six Prairie Lives" was published in 2010. Her poetry has been published in numerous journals across Canada, the U.S., France, Wales, and New Zealand. A. Mary Murphy is the author of "The Hungry Grass" (Inanna, 2014),
Phyllis Rudin has lived in the U.S., France, and Canada. Her award-winning short stories have appeared in numerous Canadian and American literary magazines. She lives in Montreal which serves as the landscape for all her fiction. She is the author of Evie, the Baby and the Wife (Inanna, 2014).
Ursula Pflug is author of the critically acclaimed slipstream novel Green Music (2002). She has published over 70 short stories in professional publications in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and has also been shortlisted for the Aurora. Her story collection After the Fires appeared in 2008 and Harvesting The Moon, a new collection, is forthcoming. Her novel, The Alphabet Stones, was published in 2013. Ursula is author of Motion Sickness (Inanna, 2014).
Pam Galloway lives, works and writes in Vancouver. Her poetry and non-fiction have been featured on CBC radio and her poetry has been published in numerous Canadian literary magazines including The Antigonish Review, The New Quarterly, Grain, Descant, Dandelion, Event, Room of One’s Own and twice on the website of the Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate. Her first book of poetry Parallel Lines was published in 2006. She is the author of Passing Stranger (Inanna, fall 2014).
Ghaida Moussa is a scholar, educator, and dj, who is passionately drawn to creative articulations of resistance, identity, memory, and space. She is currently undertaking her Ph.D. in Social and Political Thought at York University. She is co-editor (with Ghadeer Malek) of Min Fami: Arab Feminist Reflections on Identity, Space and Resistance (Inanna, 2014).
Lilly Barnes is the author of a book of interrelated short stories published in 1986 and of a novel published by in 2010. She is also the author of five books for children, and of poems published in seven editions of Variety Crossing Anthologies. She was an Arts Journalist for CBC radio for many years. She is the recipient of the Margaret Collier Award for writing, for Outstanding Body of Work. Lilly is the author of poetry volume, Journey (Inanna, 2014).
Born and raised in the New York City area, Carole Giangrande now resides in Toronto. She is a co-winner of the 2010 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest for her first novella and the author of two novels and a short story collection. Carole has worked as a broadcast journalist for CBC Radio, and her fiction, articles and reviews have appeared in literary journals and in Canada’s major newspapers. Carole is the author of Midsummer - a novella (Inanna, 2014).
Anne McPherson, freelance art curator, concert presenter, and former teacher of literature, is the author of two previous books as well as the libretto for Timothy Sullivan’s opera Florence: The Lady with the Lamp. As a journalist, she has written articles and reviews for numerous magazines and newspapers. She lives in Fonthill, ON, and since 2005, has been the Artistic Director of Primavera Concerts, a series of chamber and choral music concerts. She is the author of The Hedge (Inanna…