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Lac du Bonnet
Lac du Bonnet
Donna Besel loves writing of all kinds and leads workshops for writers of all ages. In 2016, her collection of short stories, "Lessons from a Nude Man," captured fourth place spot on McNally Robinson Bookstore’s annual bestsellers list, and nominations for Margaret Laurence…
Owen Sound
Owen Sound
Lauren Best lives where the Pottawatomi River meets Georgian Bay, on the territory of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (now known as Owen Sound, Ontario). She is an interdisciplinary creative with a multifaceted professional practice as a performance/intermedia poet, musician/composer…
Mississauga
Mississauga
Tanaz Bhathena writes books for young adults. She is the author of Rising like a Storm, the sequel to the 2021 White Pine Award winning novel, Hunted by the Sky, which was also named a Best Book of the Year by the CBC and USBBY. Her novel, The Beauty of the Moment, won the…
Sherwood Park
Sherwood Park
Katie Bickell is an Albertan short story writer and novelist who writes with a focus on the representation of place. Katie's debut novel, Always Brave, Sometimes Kind (Brindle & Glass, 2020) won the 2021 Indie Author Project for Alberta, the 2020 Alberta Literary Award's…
Calgary
Calgary
Bertrand Bickersteth is an educator who also writes poetry and plays. In 2021, CBC named him a writer to watch. His collection of poetry, The Response of Weeds, won both the League of Canadian Poets’ Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s Stephan G.…
Haines Junction
Haines Junction
Ellen Bielawski is a lifelong northerner. She's published books set in the Northwest Territories and in Alaska, including Rogue Diamonds which was awarded Best of the Year – Resources by Canadian Geographic, as well as numerous works in The Globe and Mail, Arctic and Orion…
Tina Biello, born in a small logging town in BC, to immigrant parents from Southern Italy. She is an actor, poet and playwright. She has three full length collections of poetry published with a fourth coming out in 2024 with Caitlin Press. Her first collection was part of an…
Milford
Milford
Andrew Binks has worked, written, acted and taught across the globe. Andrew holds a BA in Drama from Queen's University, a diploma from LAMDA and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. His second novel, STRIP, was published by Nightwood Editions in…
Burnaby
Burnaby
Sadhu Binning D. Litt. Sadhu, a bilingual author, has lived in the Vancouver area since migrating to Canada in 1967. He has published more than nineteen books of poetry, fiction, plays, translations and research. His works have been included in more than fifty anthologies both…
Toronto
Ann
Toronto
Ann has an M.A. (1974) from the University of Toronto. For many years she was Head of English in Toronto secondary schools. In 1996 she was named Teacher of the Year. She has given lectures on the teaching of writing at national and international conferences and served for many…
Vancouver
Vancouver
Kate Bird is the author of the bestselling Vancouver in the Seventies: Photos from A Decade That Changed the City, which was nominated for the 2016 British Columbia Historical Writing Award, City On Edge: A Rebellious Century of Vancouver Protests, Riots and Strikes and Magic…
Halifax
Halifax
Bruce Bishop's published work has appeared in over 100 print and online publications in Canada, the United States, Great Britain, Australia, and Brazil since the mid-1990s. He contributed to several guidebook publishers including Fodor’s and DK Eyewitness Guides, and was…
Edmonton
Port Perry
Port Perry
Lucy E.M. Black studied creative writing at the undergraduate level and later earned an M.A. in nineteenth-century British fiction.  She has also studied at the Sage Hill School of Writing, the Humber College School of Writing, and the University of Toronto Creative Writing…
Gatineau
Gatineau
Robin Blackburn McBride is a Canadian novelist, poet and coach. For over twenty years she worked as a teacher in Toronto, and before that, as an actress. Robin holds degrees in English, Drama and Education from the University of Toronto. Her first novel, The Shining Fragments,…
Richmond Hill
Richmond Hill
Yvonne Blackwood is an African-Canadian author of four adult non-fiction books, Into Africa, A Personal Journey, Will That Be Cash or Cuffs? Into Africa the Return, and College Life of a Retired Senior. She has also published three children’s picture books in The Nosey Charlie…
I'm an Anishinaabe-kwe from Treaty 9 who writes stories about Indigenous and Queer characters (preferably both at the same time). Currentlym I have a traditionally published fantasy romance series The Halfling Saga and will be releasing self-published sapphic romances later in…
Toronto
Toronto
Born on a tiny island stuck to the south of England, Kate Blair has worked as a museum curator, a clown and a cook on a ship on the Great Barrier Reef. She's worked at a theme park on the Jersey Shore and made furniture for the Sydney Olympic Village. Now a young adult author…
Born in Quebec City in 1939, Marie-Claire Blais has been a dominant figure in her country's literary landscape for more than 25 years. At twenty, she published her first novel, La Belle Bête, translated as Mad Shadows. In it, she analyzes with fierce lucidity the psychological…
Toronto
Toronto
A two-time winner of the CBC Literary Prize (for non-fiction in 2017 and short fiction in 2013), Becky Blake’s stories and essays have appeared in publications across Canada. Her first novel, Proof I Was Here, was published by Wolsak & Wynn’s Buckrider Books imprint in May…