March 8, 2010

DAVID ZIEROTH

David Zieroth’s poetry has appeared in dozens of anthologies and he has published eight collections. His most recent book, The Fly in Autumn, won the 2009 Governor General’s Literary Award for poetry. He is also the author of the acclaimed memoir, The Education of Mr. Whippoorwill: A Country Boyhood. He taught at Douglas College in New Westminster, BC, for twenty-five years before retiring and founding the Alfred Gustav Press. Born in Neepawa, Manitoba, he lives in North Vancouver, BC. For more information, visit http://www.davidzieroth.com.

JACQUELINE MOORE

Jacqueline Moore grew up in Regina, spent her teenage years in Saskatoon, and went on to live in Vancouver and Montreal. These days, she calls Saskatoon home. In her time she has been a dessert baker, a tree planter, a features reporter, a racehorse groom/stablehand, a desktop publisher, an environmental educator, a dental lab technician, and a couple dozen other things. Having always been fascinated with others’ life experiences, it was her years spent as a journalist that gave Jacqueline the parlance to interview people and give voice to their narratives. The Saskatchewan Secret: Folk Healers, Diviners, and Mystics of the Prairies is Jacqueline’s first book.

LINDA BIASOTTO

Born in Winnipeg, Linda has spent her adult life residing in Regina. Her work has won several contests, including those for one act plays, poetry and short stories. She has been published in Room of One’s Own and has completed her first short story collection. Currently, she is enjoying writing her first novel entitled Lilac Road.

Linda prefers exploring the darker psychological aspects of the human life. She delves into the dysfunctions of relationships to record how, even during our most grave challenges, we continue to strain toward light.

MARIE POWELL MENDENHALL

Marie Powell Mendenhall (M E Powell) is a Regina-based professional writer whose short fiction and poetry appear in such literary magazines as Room Magazine, Transition, Pandora’s Collective, and the WindFire print anthology. In 2007, Scholastic published her children’s nonfiction Dragonflies Are Amazing! She has also won first place in the SWG Short Manuscript Awards for children’s fiction. Her articles appear in magazines, broadcast, and online markets across Canada and the US. She is currently enrolled in the University of British Columbia’s Master of Fine Arts degree program in Creative Writing. For more information see her website, http://www.mepowell.com/

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