Mark Jaccard

Marc Jaccard author

Since 1986 Mark Jaccard has been a professor in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, interrupted in 1992-97 when he served as Chair and CEO of the British Columbia Utilities Commission.  His PhD is in energy economics from the University of Grenoble, and his research focus is the design and application … Read more

Kate Harris

kate harris author

Kate Harris  is a writer and adventurer with a knack for getting lost.  Her debut memoir, Lands of Lost Borders, about cycling the Silk Road, was a number one national bestseller in Canada and the winner of the RBC Taylor Prize, the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, and the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction, among others.  The … Read more

Dr Brian Goldman

Dr. Brian Goldman is a physician who thinks like a patient.  He is an ER doctor at the Schwartz Reisman Emergency Centre at Sinai Health System in Toronto.  Since 2007 he has hosted White Coat, Black Art, an award-winning show on CBC Radio One about the patient experience in the culture of modern medicine.  His TED … Read more

Libby Davies

Libby Davies Canadian Author

Libby Davies has been a social activist for 45 plus years.  She began as a community organizer in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside in 1972. She was elected to Vancouver City Council for 5 consecutive terms, 1982-1993. As the Member of Parliament for Vancouver East for 6 consecutive terms, 1997-2015, she became NDP House Leader (2003-2011), and … Read more

Peggy Herring

Peggy Herring is the author of two novels:  Anna, Like Thunder and This Innocent Corner.  Her essays and short fiction have appeared in literary journals such as Grain, The Antigonish Review, Prism International and others.  Prior to turning to fiction, she worked in international development in Bangladesh and Nepal, and spent another six years living in India.  Prior to that, she … Read more

Cedar Bowers

Cedar Bowers Author

Cedar Bowers‘s short fiction has been published in Joyland, Taddle Creek, and The Malahat Review. Astra, her debut novel, was nominated for the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize. With her husband, novelist Michael Christie, and their two children, she divides her time between Galiano Island and Victoria, Coast Salish Territory of the Lkwungen speaking people, the … Read more

Angie Abdou – Writing Week Facilitator

Canada Reads finalist Angie Abdou has published seven books and co-edited Writing the Body in Motion, a collection of essays on Canadian Sport Literature.  A starred-review in New York’s Booklist  declared her best-selling memoir, Home Ice: Reflections of a Reluctant Hockey Mom, “a first rate memoir and a fine example of narrative nonfiction.”  This One Wild Life: A Mother-Daughter Memoir launched this … Read more

Jónína Kirton

Jónína Kirton

Jónína Kirton is a Red River Métis/Icelandic poet.   She graduated from the Simon Fraser University’s Writer’s Studio in 2007, where she is now an instructor.  Although she acknowledges and is thankful for the teachings offered through academic institutions, she leans heavily into what some term ‘other ways of knowing’.  Her writing is often a weaving … Read more

Anosh Irani

Anosh Irani

Anosh Irani’s novel, The Parcel, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize.  It was listed as one of the best books of the year by the Globe and Mail, the Quill and Quire, the National Post, The Walrus, and CBC Books.  His play, Bombay Black, won … Read more

Michael Christie

Michael Christie is the author of the novel If I Fall, If I Die, which was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Kirkus Prize, was selected as a New York Times Editors’ Choice Pick, as well as being on numerous best-of 2015 lists. His linked collection of stories, The Beggar’s Garden, was longlisted for … Read more