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Susan Telfer

Susan Telfer is a Canadian poet and teacher. She is the author of a previous book of poems, House Beneath, published by Hagios Press. Her poetry has been published in magazines coast-to-coast and anthologized. She appeared at the Festival of Written Arts in 2013. She won the Vancouver Writer’s Festival Poetry Contest that year. She lives in Gibsons, BC.

Elizabeth Templeman

Elizabeth Templeman lives at Heffley Lake, BC with her husband and three children. For twenty years, she has taught English as a second language at the University College of the Cariboo in Kamloops. She holds a B.A. from Cornell University, and an M.A. in English from Central Washington University. Her essays and book reviews have been published in various magazines and journals, have been read on CBC’s Richardson's Round-up, and have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Elizabeth was recently active in The Globe and Mail, check out her delightful essay "My wedding ring has the 34-year itch".

Mildred Tremblay

Mildred Tremblay was born in Kenora, Ontario. She has won many awards for her writing including the League of Canadian Poets Award, The Arc National Poetry Award and the Orillia Award for humour. She recently won the Vancouver International Writers' Festival Award for poetry. Her collection of short fiction Dark Forms Gliding was published by Oolichan Books, as was her first collection of poetry Old Woman Comes Out of Her Cave.

Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang

Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang is the author of Sweet Devilry (Oolichan Books), which won the Gerald Lampert Award for best first book of poetry in Canada and was nominated for the Re-Lit award. Her second book of poetry, Status Update, was well received by critics and readers alike. Her work has been published widely in journals and anthologies, and appears in Best Canadian Poetry 2013 (Tightrope books). She is the editor of the all-Susan anthology Desperately Seeking Susans, as well as the forthcoming anthology Tag: Canadian Poets at Play (Oolichan Books). Sarah is also a children’s author and essayist. Her Young Adult novel, Breathing Fire (Orca Books),was released in Spring 2014.

"This is a book to treasure. This is a poet to watch. These are poems to savour. They are an impressive mix of tender, beguiling, and wise. Tsiang is bound to become a formidable voice in Canadian poetry."
~Helen Humphreys

Jon Turk

Jon Turk received his Ph.D. in chemistry in 1971, wrote the first environmental science textbook in North America, and continued as an environmental science writer for 40 years. He has also engaged in numerous extreme outdoor expeditions. Jon's circumnavigation of Ellesmere Island was nominated by National Geographic as one of the top ten adventures of 2012. He has written three books chronicling his physical passages and the spiritual journey toward a Consciousness Revolution. When not out travelling, Turk divides his time between his time between Fernie, BC and Darby, Montana.