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Born in Montreal, Deborah Vail is a descendant of Irish, and French-Canadian story tellers. After a successful career in education, she completed an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia in 2020. Her short stories, creative non-fiction, book reviews,…
Mission
Deborah
Vail
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…
Toronto
Jacqueline
Valencia
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…
Victoria
W.D.
Valgardson
Calgary
Salimah Valiani is a poet, activist and researcher. She is author of 29 leads to love (Inanna 2021), the 2022 Winner of The International Book Award for Contemporary Poetry. Her other published poetry collections are Cradles (Daraja Press 2017), land of the sky (2016), Letter…
Calgary
Salimah
Valiani
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…
Calgary
Aritha
van Herk
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 and won the 2023 Ottawa Book Award. Her first collection, Building…
Ottawa, unceded, unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation
Jean
Van Loon
Jean
Hamilton
  Brent van Staalduinen is the author of the novels NOTHING BUT LIFE, BOY, and SAINTS, UNEXPECTED, the short story collection CUT ROAD, and the forthcoming literary thriller, UNTHINKABLE. He is also an award-winning short story writer whose work has appeared in journals on both…
Hamilton
Brent
van Staalduinen
Brent
Kelowna
Johanna lives in Kelowna B.C., Canada, and Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico. She is an immigrant from The Netherlands (1982) and a Canadian citizen. She began writing short stories in her late fifties as a child protection social worker and discovered her love of writing. Some of her…
Kelowna
Johanna
van Zanten
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…
Montreal
Carly
Vandergriendt
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…
Toronto
Vikki
VanSickle
Vikki
Oshawa
Ever since his mother told him he was descended from Vikings, Andrew has had a fascination for history. He’s read hundreds of history books, watched countless historical movies, and earned a BA from the University of Toronto with a specialist in history and a major in English.…
Oshawa
Andrew
Varga
Hamilton
Anuja Varghese is a Pushcart-nominated writer whose work appears in Hobart, The Malahat Review, The Fiddlehead, Plenitude Magazine, Southern Humanities Review, So to Speak Journal, Flock Literary Journal, and Corvid Queen: A Journal of Feminist Fairy Tales, among others. Her…
Hamilton
Anuja
Varghese
Anuja
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…
Paul
Vasey
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…
Markham
Aziz
Velji
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…
Guelph
Kira
Vermond
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…
Thomas
Verny
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…
Toronto
Clive
Veroni
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…
Montreal
John Emil
Vincent
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 …
Toronto
Marie-Anne
Visoi