Oct. 26, 2009
Cynthia Flood grew up in Toronto (apart from two years in England), and after university lived in California and New York. Returning to Canada, she lived briefly again in Toronto and then in Montreal before moving to Vancouver in 1969. Her first collection, The Animals In Their Elements, appeared in 1987, and was followed in 1992 by My Father Took A Cake To France (both from Talonbooks). Her first novel, Making A Stone Of The Heart, was published in 2002 by Key Porter.
Her latest book, The English Stories, appeared in May 2009 from Biblioasis Press. It’s a suite of short stories set in 1950s England, in a girls’ school and in a small residential hotel. The collection has won glowing reviews in Quill & Quire, the Globe and Mail online, and the Vancouver Sun.
Elizabeth Philips is the author of four collections of poetry. Her most recent collection, Torch River, was released by Brick Books in Spring 2007. She has taught creative writing in various programs across Canada, including all three of Banff’s creative writing programs. She edits poetry and fiction for various publishers and is a former editor of the literary magazine Grain. She was recently appointed Director of the Banff Centre’s Writing with Style program. She lives in Saskatoon.
Myrna Kostash was born in Edmonton. The publication of her first book, All of Baba’s Children , had a profound effect on her life because it placed her squarely in the context of her ethnic community and gave her intellectual work its main focus. She has also written Long Way From Home (Lorimer, 1980), No Kidding (McClelland and Stewart, 1987) and The Doomed Bridegroom. She continues to write for magazine and radio, and has had two stage plays produced. She has also published: Bloodlines: A Journey into Eastern Europe; The Next Canada: In Search of the Future Nation; Reading the River: A Traveller’s Companion to the North Saskatchewan River. Her latest work,The Frog Lake Reader will be released by NeWest Press this fall.
Like many people with two undergraduate degrees in biochemistry and english, Stacy Martin works as a bartender, where he often daydreams for a few moments at a time and occasionally writes poems in the afternoon while he cuts lemons and limes. when he grows up he will consider growing a mustache.
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