MARILYN GEAR PILLING is the author of two collections of short fiction and four of poetry. A finalist for the CBC literary awards and the Western Magazine Awards, she has won nine Hamilton and Region Arts Council awards for her poetry and short fiction. Most recently, one of her poems won Descant’s “Best Canadian Poem” Winston Collins award and appeared in Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2010.
K.D. MILLER has published a series of personal essays, Holy Writ, the novel Brown Dwarf, and five collections of short stories. Her second collection, Give Me Your Answer, was shortlisted for the inaugural Upper Canada Brewing Company’s Writer’s Craft Award, and her fourth collection, All Saints, was shortlisted for the 2014 Rogers Writers’ Trust Award. Late Breaking, her latest collection of linked stories, was listed by both Quill & Quire and the Globe and Mail as among the best books of 2018.
MERILYN SIMONDS is the author of 17 books, including Gutenberg’s Fingerprint, a 2017 Globe Best Book, The Holding, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, and the Canadian classic work of creative non-fiction, The Convict Lover, a finalist for the Governor General’s Award. Her work has been anthologized and published internationally. She grew up in South America and now divides her time between Kingston, Ontario, and Mexico.
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