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Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of The Council of Canadians, Canada’s largest citizen’s advocacy organization with members and chapters across Canada as well as the co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, which works to stop commodification of the world’s water. She is also a Director with t ...
Lilly Barnes was born in Russia, studied at the University of Toronto and the University of Vienna, and worked for many years as an arts journalist and scriptwriter for CBC Radio and Television, including, for its entire run, the "Mr. Dressup" show for which she was awarded a Gemini. Her publicatio ...
Celista
Born in Salmon Arm, B.C., Deanna Kawatski travelled extensively in her twenties, her wandering financed by tree planting back in B.C. In 1974 she studied writing with George Ryga and in 1975 with W.O. Mitchell. Later Deanna spent thirteen years leading a pioneer existence in the wilderness of northe ...
Toronto
Gavin Barrett is a poet and creative entrepreneur, and the author of Understan, a new collection of poems published by Mawenzi House in June 2020. Gavin was born in Bombay, of Anglo-Indian and Goan East African parentage. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Xavier’s College, Bombay and ...
Kingston
Sylvia Barrett was born in Whitehorse, Yukon. A Ryerson journalism graduate, she has been a senior editor at The Walrus and Canadian Geographic, founding editor of Ottawa Magazine, originally called Ottawa City, and science editor and later managing editor of Equinox. Sylvia has an abiding interest ...
Uxbridge
Ted Barris is an accomplished author, journalist and broadcaster. As well as hosting stints on CBC Radio and TV Ontario, and regular contributions to the Globe and Mail and the National Post, Barris has authored 20 non-fiction books, including a dozen bestsellers on Canadians in the Great War, the S ...
Fort Frances
Joelle Barron is an award-winning poet and writer living on the Traditional Territory of the Anishinaabe of Treaty 3 and the Métis people (Fort Frances, ON). Their first poetry collection, Ritual Lights (ice house press, 2018), was nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and was a finalist ...
Halifax
Brian Bartlett (1953-     ) grew up in New Brunswick, lived for 15 years in Montreal, and has been a Halifax resident since 1990. His publications include 7 collections and 7 chapbooks of poetry, 3 books of nature writing, and a compilation of his prose on poetry. As an editor, he has published 8 bo ...
Victoria
John Barton is a poet, essayist, editor and writing mentor. His twenty-eight books, chapbooks, and anthologies include For the Boy with the Eyes of the Virgin: Selected Poems, Polari, Seminal: The Anthology of Canada’s Gay-Male Poets, The Malahat Review at Fifty, We Are Not Avatars: Essays, Memoirs, ...
Toronto,
Bob Barton was born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1939 and was educated there. He attended McMaster University and, after a career in teaching and with the Ontario Ministry of Education, he became a professional storyteller in association with the Storytellers School of Toronto. He has been a feature tell ...
Hamilton
Gary Barwin is a writer, composer, and multidisciplinary artist and the author of 26 books including Nothing the Same, Everything Haunted: The Ballad of Motl the Cowboy which won the Canadian Jewish Literary Award and Bird Arsonist (with Tom Prime) His national bestselling novel Yiddish for Pirates  ...
Hamilton
Karen has always been an avid reader and for many years reading satisfied her love of story. That changed when she was hired to manage the local library and the desire to write took root. Since then her stories and articles have been published in local newspapers, magazines and anthologies, plus a f ...
London
Madeline Bassnett's first full-length collection, Under the Gamma Camera, was published by Gaspereau Press in 2019, and was longlisted for the Royal City Literary Arts Society Annual Fred Cogswell Award in 2020. She is also the author of two chapbooks, Pilgrimage (Baseline, 2016) and Elegies (Frog H ...
Judy Fong Bates is the author of China Dog and other Tales from a Chinese Laundry, a collection of short fiction, published by Sister Vision Press. Her short stories have been broadcast on CBC radio and published in Fireweed: A Feminist Quarterly, This Magazine and the Canadian Forum. Judy Fong Bate ...
Orangeville
Diane Bator is a budding playwright and the author of several mystery novels—and series. She’s a member of many mystery groups and when she’s not writing, she works in a small, professional theatre which will one day be subjected to immortality in a whole new series.  
Halifax
Sharon Batt is a writer and women's health activist currently living in Halifax. In the 1970s, she was one of the editors of the feminist magazine Branching Out and was a vice-president for three years of the Canadian Periodical Publishers' Association (now Magazines Canada). Following a d ...
Sudbury
Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli was born in Calabria, Italy and immigrated to Canada with her family at three years of age. She is an alumna of Laurentian University (Sudbury, ON, Canada) and Nipissing University (North Bay, ON, Canada). During her teaching career in Sudbury, she received four OECTA (O ...
Nancy Bauer holds a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and immigrated to Fredericton in 1965. She was married to Bill Bauer, writer and retired professor, who died in 2010. Nancy was the publisher of 25 New Brunswick Chapbooks, founded the Maritime Writers' Workshop and was a founding member of th ...
Victoria
Kingston
Jean Rae Baxter (née Fox) was born in Toronto but grew up in Hamilton. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of Toronto and a B.Ed degree from Queen’s. She is an ex-copywriter and ex-teacher. Married to a Queen’s University English professor, she lived for many years in the Kingst ...
Joan Baxter is an award-winning author and journalist, international development researcher/writer, and anthropologist. Her 2017 book, "The Mill: Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest," that delves into the suffering caused by the Pictou pulp mill in Nova Scotia and the enormous power it wielded over the ...
Kimmy Beach's fifth book, The Last Temptation of Bond (The University of Alberta Press, 2013), was chosen as one of the best five poetry books of the year on Quill&Quire's 2013 Readers' Poll. The book was longlisted for the 2013 Alberta Readers' Choice Award, and was featured ...
Toronto