Read below to see who our headlining authors have been so far this year.
January 11, 2018
Susan Lynn Reynolds is a writer, teacher and psychotherapist. She teaches writing through workshops in the community, in college continuing education programs, and in social services settings. She writes and has won awards for her YA novel, short stories, poems and non-fiction. Two of her poems were longlisted in the 2015 Montreal Poetry Prize and another poem was shortlisted for this year’s Vallum Poetry Prize.
She has been leading writing workshops for female inmates at Central East Correctional Centre for thirteen years, a program for which she received the June Callwood Award for Outstanding Volunteerism.
She leads professional training for Amherst Writers International and the Toronto Writers Collective and is the Executive Director of Amherst Writers Canada.
She is past president of the Writers’ Community of Durham Region (WCDR), a regional writer’s organization of 350 members, and also past vice-chair of the national organization Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs (CCWWP) (the Canadian version of the AWP).
Learn more about her here: http://inkslingers.ca
James Dewar is a publisher, producer, teacher, writer and editor.
He has performed his work live on CBC Radio, Rogers TV, several radio stations and at numerous poetry readings in Canada and abroad.
As the publisher of Piquant Press he has edited and published over a dozen books and co-edited six poetry anthologies. Through his other small press, Stone’s Throw Publications, he has guided scores of poets in the editing, design and printing of poetry collections and chapbooks.
James also teaches poetry and fiction workshops (www.inkslingers.ca) throughout the Metropolitan Toronto area and internationally. He has been awarded the Teaching Excellence Certificate by Durham College for his Advanced Creative Writing classes. Over the last ten years he has helped judge writing and poetry contests for the League of Canadian Poets, Ontario Writers Conference, Canadian Authors Association and other writing organizations.
His poetry and short fiction have been published in several anthologies and literary journals. The Garden in the Machine, his first book of poetry, was published in 2007 by Hidden Brook Press. He is currently finishing a novel and refining a new book of poetry. His short story, Strychnine Blues, is featured in That Dammed Beaver, a collection of Canadian Humour, Laughs and Gaffs from Exile Editions. (Edited by Bruce Meyer)
Learn more about him here: http://inkslingers.ca