Gerri Frager is a retired physician and the former director of the IWK’s Pediatric Palliative Care Service. She is also a potter and a poet. Her debut collection of poetry, Signs of Life: Images formed from Words and Clay, was published by Pottersfield Press in 2018. In the following post, she shares her thoughts on poetry, inspiration, life on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore, and more.
Simon Thibault is a Halifax-based journalist, author, and producer. His first cookbook, Pantry and Palate: Remembering and Discovering Acadian Food, was published by Nimbus in 2017. In the following post, he talks to us about getting started as a writer, where he likes to write (hint: it involves a vintage table), new trends in food writing, and more.
Lorri Neilsen Glenn is the author and editor of fourteen books of poetry, essays and scholarly work. Her recent title, Following the River: Traces of Red River Women (Wolsak and Wynn), is a blend of creative nonfiction, archival material and poetry.
Angela Mombourquette is an author, journalist, journalism instructor, and former CBC producer. Her articles and columns have appeared in publications including The Chronicle Herald, Atlantic Books Today, The Walrus, and UC Observer, and her first book, 25 Years of 22 Minutes: An Unauthorized Oral History of This Hour Has 22 Minutes, was published by Nimbus in 2017.
Patrick Woodcock is a poet and critic. He has published nine books of poetry, the most recent of which, You can’t bury them all: Poems (ECW Press, 2016), won the Alcuin Society Book Design Award for Poetry and was shortlisted for the J.M. Abraham Poetry Prize. In the following post, Woodcock discusses his how he got his start as a writer, his advice for aspiring writers, his new poetry collection, and more.
Oisín Curran is the author of two novels. His first, Mopus, was published by Counterpath Press in 2007. His second novel, Blood Fable (Book*hug 2017), was listed as one of the most-anticipated books of 2017 by The Globe and Mail and won the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award in 2018. Originally from Maine, Curran currently lives in Cape Breton.
Dian Day is the author of two novels, The Clock of Heaven (Inanna, 2008), which won a silver medal in the Literary Fiction category of the Independent Publisher Book Awards, and The Madrigal (Inanna, 2018). She lives with her partner in rural Pictou County, where she is currently writing her doctoral dissertation and working on a third novel.
Valerie Compton is a writer and editor whose first novel, Tide Road (Goose Lane Editions, 2011), was a finalist for the 2012 Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award. Her fiction and non-fiction pieces have appeared in publications across Canada. Originally from PEI, she lives and writes in Halifax, where she also works as an editor and writing instructor through Narrative Agency.
Mystery writer Anne Emery is the author of ten novels. Her most recent book, Though the Heavens Fall, is due to be published by ECW Press in October. Her books have won prizes such as a silver medal in the 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards, the 2011 Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, and the 2007 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel for Sign of the Cross.
Bretten Hannam is a screenwriter, director, producer, and fiction writer. His short and feature-length films have been featured in festivals across Canada and abroad, including the Atlantic Film Festival, the Kashish Mumbai LGBT Film Festival, Los Angeles Cinefest, the BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, and the Melbourne Queer Film Festival. Hannam’s feature-length film North Mountain won awards including the Best Feature Film Awards from both the Two Cliffs Film Festival and Screen Nova Scotia (2016).