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Toronto
Jacqueline Valencia is a Toronto-based writer and earned her Honours BA in English at the University of Toronto. She is the author of various essays and poetry books, including There Is No Escape Out of Time (Insomniac Press) and Lilith (Desert Pets Press, 2018). She is a project partner at Poetry i ...
Victoria
W. D. Valgardson (Bill), born in Manitoba, raised in Gimli, a predominantly Icelandic immigrant community. Commercial fishing on Lake Winnipeg was the major form of employment. Earned a B.A. in Arts, 1961. Taught high school in Manitoba. Earned a B.Ed. Attended the U. of Iowa writer's workshop, MFA. ...
Calgary
Robin in a Calgary-based writer, instructor and mentor.  For the last 20 years, she has been an active member of the literary arts scene in Alberta and is currently the Executive Director of the Alexandra Writers Centre Society, a non-profit arts organization dedicated to supporting writers at all s ...
Calgary
Born and grew up in central Alberta, studied at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. The author of five novels (Judith, The Tent Peg, No Fixed Address, Places far from Ellesmere, Restlessness), two books of criticism, and many non-fiction and critical texts, especially works investigating cultural ...
Ottawa, unceded, unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation
JEAN VAN LOON has published short prose, poetry, and reviews in Canadian literary magazines across the country. Her second poetry book, Nuclear Family, was published April 2022 by McGill-Queen’s University Press. Her first collection, Building on River (Cormorant Books, 2018) was a finalist for the ...
Hamilton
  Brent van Staalduinen is the author of the novels NOTHING BUT LIFE, BOY, and SAINTS, UNEXPECTED, as well as the short story collection CUT ROAD. He is also an award-winning short story writer whose work has appeared in journals on both sides of the Atlantic. A recovering high school English teach ...
Montreal
Carly is a Montreal-based prose writer, translator, and English teacher. In 2018, her short fiction was longlisted for Writer's Trust Journey Prize and won first place in the Humber Literary Review's Emerging Fiction Writers contest.  Her writing has appeared inMaisonneuve, THIS Magazine,  ...
Toronto
Vikki VanSickle is the author of a number of award-winning books for children, including the novels The Winnowing, Summer Days, Starry Nights, and the Benji & Clarissa books (Words That Start With B; Love is a Four-Letter Word; Days That End in Y). Her picture books have been translated and publ ...
Hamilton
Anuja Varghese is a Pushcart-nominated QWOC writer based in Hamilton, ON. Her work appears in The Malahat Review, Hobart, The Fiddlehead, Plenitude Magazine, The Quarantine Review, Canthius, Southern Humanities Review, and Corvid Queen: A Journal of Feminist Folklore & Fairy Tales, among others. ...
Richmond Hill
Paul Vasey was born in Toronto, raised in Owen Sound and now lives in Windsor, Ontario. Paul graduated with a degree in philosophy from The University of Windsor. He took part in creative writing programs led by Morley Callaghan, W.O. Mitchell and Alistair MacLeod. He won many awards, including ...
Markham
As a student, teacher and author, my background encompasses specialized areas of study in philosophy, psychology, meditation practices, quantum physics, brain enhancement, neuroscience, and lucid dreaming (or what is called Dream Yoga). My formal education includes postgraduate degrees in engineerin ...
Ottawa
Writer, artist and non-profit executive descended from Newfoundland and Labrador fisherfolk. Fellow, Royal Canadian Geographical Society. First book released in fall 2019 (Cod Collapse: The Rise and Fall of Newfoundland's Saltwater Cowboys, Nimbus Publishing). 
Guelph
Kira received her first (friendly) rejection letter from a kids' magazine when she was 11, but that didn’t stop her from wanting to be a writer. Today, she’s a busy author and journalist for adults, teens and kids with over 1,500 articles and four books published, including Silver Birch nominee ...
Thomas R. Verny is a psychiatrist, writer and academic. Presently he is Adjunct Professor of Human Development at St. Mary's University. His international best-seller, The Secret Life of the Unborn Child (with John Kelly) has been published in 24 countries. He is presently working on a new book ...
Toronto
Clive is author of Spin: Politics And Marketing In A Divided Age, which was shortlisted for the National Business Book Award. He is a branding and marketing consultant and former advertising executive. He is a frequent television and radio commentator. His writing has also appeared in The ...
Montreal
John Emil Vincent lives in downtown Montreal with his husband, Luis Loya Garcìa. They emigrated from the United States in 2011 due to anti-immigrant and anti-gay sentiment in the US. They parent two very important birds. Vincent has taught at Queen’s and Concordia in Canada, and before that at Haver ...
Toronto
Marie-Anne Visoi is the author of non-fiction books and articles on comparative literature, French Cultural Studies and French as a Second Language teaching and learning. Her published works include: "Blended and Online Teaching in the Humanities", Cambridge Scholars Publishing https://www ...