shadd-adrienneAdrienne Shadd is a researcher, writer, curator and editor living in Toronto. She is co-author of We’re Rooted Here and They Can’t Pull Us Up: Essays in African Canadian Women’s History, co-editor of Talking About Identity: Encounters in Culture, Language and Identity with Carl James and recently has curated exhibitions entitled “…and still I rise” in Hamilton, Ontario, on the experience of African-Canadian workers in the twentieth century.


moritz-a-fA. F. Moritz has written more than 15 books of poetry. He has been a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award and he has won the Award in Literature of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His recent collection, Night Street Repairs, published by House of Anansi Press in 2005, won the ReLit Award and The Sentinel was given Poetry magazine’s Bess Hokin Prize. A. F. Moritz lives in Toronto and teaches at Victoria University.


jones-amyOriginally from Halifax, Amy Jones is a graduate of the Optional Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at UBC. Her short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in several Canadian publications, including The New Quarterly, Grain, Prairie Fire, Event, Room of One’s Own, The Antigonish Review, and 08: Best Canadian Stories. In 2006, she was the winner of the CBC Literary Award for Short Story in English. Amy currently lives in Toronto.