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A Write’s Life, with Heige Boehm the author of 'Secrets in the Shadows' offers conversations with writers discussing their life beyond the pen, readings from latest works, and every Saturday there is Short Story Saturday. It is through sharing story that understanding and compassion can happen. For a kinder world. www.heigeboehm.ca www.awriterslife.co
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Jenn Ashton is an award-winning author and visual artist living in North Vancouver, BC. She is the author of the prize-winning article “Siamelaht” in British Columbia History (52.4 Winter 2019) Her debut novel People Like Frank, and Other Stories from the Edge of Normal  was published by Tide Water Press  in 2020.  Jenn is currently working on numerous projects, including a book about the history of her family in the lower mainland.  Jenn just completed a year as a teaching assistant at Simon Fraser University's Writers Studio.  She is the writer in residence at British Columbia History Magazine, and  is studying at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.Jenn Ashton is a woman of indigenous ancestry her great-great-great grandmother was Siamelaht who came from a pre contact Squamish Nation family. Jenn fancies herself as an amateur historian, and on her frequent journeys through the past, she tries very hard to look for truths hidden behind the facade of exploitation. https://www.jenniferashton.ca
Isabella Mori is a mother, grandmother, wife, friend, sister.  She also writes: poetry, novels, short stories and non-fiction, and has published two books of and about poetry, A bagful of haiku – 87 imperfections, and isabella mori’s teatable book. She has published and blogged over 1,000 articles online and in traditional media, is currently working on The Writers Studio certificate at Simon Fraser University, and has recently won the 2018 Cecilia Lamont first prize in poetry. Isabella Mori lives in Vancouver in a way-too-big house, enjoys being surrounded by houseplants, and takes long walks. She grew up in Germany in a chaotic artists’ household and has lived in Paraguay and Chile. Isabella has a Masters Degree in Education and works in the mental health/addiction field.https://twitter.com/moritherapyhttps://www.facebook.com/murielsjourneyhttps://www.amazon.ca/Bagful-Haiku-87-Imperfections/dp/0995902100https://counsellingresource.com/features/author/isabella-mori/https://twitter.com/moritherapy?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthorhttp://moritherapy.orghttps://www.dreamerswriting.com/isabella-mori-2/
Danial Neil was born in New Westminster, British Columbia and grew up in North Delta. He began writing in his teens, journaling and writing poetry. He made a decision to be a writer in 1986 and took his first creative writing course in Langley with Alive magazine editor, Rhody Lake. While working for the City of Delta, he authored the motto, Ours to Preserve by Hand and Heart for the city’s coat of arms in 1988. Danial worked steadily at his craft. His short story Grace was published in the 2003 Federation of BC Writers anthology edited by Susan Musgrave. He went on to participate in the Write Stretch Program with the Federation of BC Writers, teaching free verse poetry to school children. As well participant in Word on the Street Vancouver. He won the Poetry Prize at the Surrey International Writers' Conference four times, and went on to study Creative Writing at UBC. His first published novel was The Killing Jars in 2006, and then Flight of the Dragonfly in 2009, my June in 2014, and The Trees of Calan Gray in 2015. Dominion of Mercy is his fifth published novel. He has completed twenty novels since beginning his writing journey. His prose has been called hauntingly beautiful and lyrical.  His poetry and fiction articulate a close relationship with the land, its felt presence in his narrative and vision. His characters arrive like guests and leave an edible presence in a reader’s experience. Danial lives in Oliver the South Okanagan of British Columbiahttps://twitter.com/DanialNeil?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthorhttp://www.newestpress.comhttps://newestpress.com/books/dominion-of-mercyhttps://danialneilwrites.blogspot.com/2021/04/dominion-of-mercy-interview_9.html?spref=tw
Del Lobo lives on the Sunshine Coast and is a student of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Guelph. Her stories have appeared in Canadian Stories and an Anthology titled Constellations. She has recently completed a full-length novel.
Mary Duffy is a transplant from the east to the west coast of Canada where she works as a librarian. Her poetry has been published in various journals and anthologies including Quills, Leafpress, Blueprint Review, High Altitude Poetry, The Return of the Downtown Eastside Poets, The Soul of Vancouver and online at the Globe and Mail. Her poetry comes from connection with community - whether that be the Red Island Newfoundland community from which she was resettled as a child or the community of poetry she has found here in Vancouver through events created by groups such as Pandoras Collective. During the pandemic this community connection has become more important than ever.      https://www.pandorascollective.com/      https://phonebook.gallery
Stella Harvey was born in Cairo, Egypt and moved to Calgary as a child with her family. Stella founded the Whistler Writers Group, which each year produces the Whistler Writers Festival and other literary programming under her direction. For her substantial contribution to the literary arts in Whistler, Stella won the Champion of Arts and Culture Award given by the Whistler Chamber of Commerce. Stella is a fiction writer whose short stories have appeared in The Literary Leanings Anthology, The New Orphic Review, Emerge Magazine and The Dalhousie Review. Her non-fiction has appeared in Pique Newsmagazine, The Question and the Globe and Mail.  She currently lives with her husband in Whistler, but visits her many relatives in Greece often, indulging her love of Greek food and culture and honing her fluency in the language. Signature Editions published her first novel, Nicolai's Daughters, in 2012  and Psichogios Publications of Athens published the Greek translation in 2015. The Brink of Freedom was published in October 2015. Finding Callidora is Stella's third novel. Finding Callidora was released in October 2019. Look for it in all independent bookstores, Signature Editions, Amazon, and Chapters Indigo.https://www.sfu.ca/continuing-studies/instructors/e-h/stella-harvey.htmlhttp://stellaharvey.comhttps://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/local-arts/stella-harvey-writes-most-personal-novel-yet-2509713https://festival.whistlerwritersfest.com/harvey-stella/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG0mxnBrb8M
Montana Rogers is a writer and educator. She received her undergraduate degree in Creative Writing & Literature from Wheaton College in Massachusetts, USA. After graduation, she was awarded a Fulbright grant to teach English in Bulgaria and spent two years working and living in a small city in the Balkan Mountains. She graduated from Simon Fraser University's The Writer's Studio in 2019 and began publishing her work that same year. Her short stories and flash fiction have appeared in The Sea Letter, Dream Noir, Reflex Fiction, Verity LA, and other journals. Currently, she is querying her first novel and at work on her second. https://montanarogers.com
Jenn Ashton is an award-winning author and visual artist living in North Vancouver, BC. She is the author of the prize-winning article “Siamelaht” in British Columbia History (52.4 Winter 2019) Her debut novel People Like Frank, and Other Stories from the Edge of Normal  was published by Tide Water Press  in 2020.  Jenn is currently working on numerous projects, including a book about the history of her family in the lower mainland.  Jenn just completed a year as a teaching assistant at Simon Fraser University's Writers Studio.  She is the writer in residence at British Columbia History Magazine, and  is studying at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.Jenn Ashton is a woman of indigenous ancestry her great-great-great grandmother was Siamelaht who came from a pre contact Squamish Nation family. Jenn fancies herself as an amateur historian, and on her frequent journeys through the past, she tries very hard to look for truths hidden behind the facade of exploitation. https://www.jenniferashton.cahttps://twitter.com/raveonstudiohttps://www.instagram.com/jennashton2020/https://www.instagram.com/raveonstudio/
Betty Keller is an author, playwright, historian editor and mentor. She has helped launch many writers careers, including mine. Betty is the  original founding member of the Festival of the Written Arts in Sechelt. Betty has written seventeen books and served as one of B.C.'s most prolific book editors. She has won many awards, including this year’s George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award for an outstanding literary career in British Columbia. https://quintessentialwriters.com/keller.htmlhttp://www.vpl.ca/library/news/2021/george-woodcock-lifetime-achievement-award
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