Oct. 6, 2009
John Lent has been publishing poetry, fiction, and non-fiction nationally and internationally for the past thirty years. His work has appeared in various literary journals including Matrix, This Magazine, Grain, and The Malahat Review. He recently published a book of conversations with Robert Kroetsch about the writing life (Abundance, Kalamalka Press). Lent’s last novel, So It Won’t Go Away (Thistledown Press), was short-listed for a 2005 BC Book Prize. In his thirty-year writing career, Lent has presented his work across Canada, in the United States, and in numerous Western European countries. He is one of the founders of Kalamalka Press and the Kalamalka Institute for Working Writers, and currently serves as the Regional Dean at North Okanagan College. Lent lives in Vernon, BC, with his wife, artist Jude Clarke, and plays in The Lent/Fraser/Wall Trio, a jazz and roots group.
Cassidy McFadzean is a creative writing student at the University of Regina. In 2009, she won first place in the Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre 24-Hour Playwriting Competition, student category. She also received Honourable Mention in the fiction category of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild Short Manuscript Awards.
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