mónica rosas is an educator/agitator/artist whose work aims to challenge and provoke community discussion on gender, the environment and the visible minority experience. A second-generation Colombian-Peruvian Canadian she has traveled and worked in Colombia, Cuba, Peru, Venezuela, Brazil and Toronto writing and teaching English and Drama. mónica is the author of Inside Out a collection of poetry published by Lyrical Myrical. She is the curator of Cha Cha, a yearly women's literary event in Toronto on the topic of sexuality and she is working on a novella entitled, Salt Water & Cinammon Skin with Tightrope Books. Visit her @ www.monicarosas.com
Noreen Shanahan's essays have appeared in the Globe & Mail, Toronto Life, Geist, Reader's Digest, and elsewhere. She is a regular writer of obituary essays in the Globe & Mail. She's currently shopping around a memoir on her life as housecleaner cum obituary writer. She also dabbles in poetry.
Andrew Smith's writing has been included in the Journey Prize Anthology, and has been shortlisted for the CBC Literary Awards. He has published two non-fiction books: Highlights, an illustrated history of cannabis (co-author) and Strangers in the Garden, the secret lives of our favorite flowers. His first novel, Edith’s War, was published by Axiom Publishing in March 2010.
Kathleen Whelan is a writer who lives in Toronto. Her fiction has been published in Taddle Creek, Sub Terrain, Other Voices and Broken Pencil. Kathleen's work has appeared in journals in New Zealand, Ireland and the US. Whelan is the narrator of the NFB documentary, Sabrina's Law. She recently completed a novel, Swimming on Ice.