Larry Verstraete

Writer and educator Larry Verstraete lives in Winnipeg. An author mainly of non-fiction books for young people, Larry began writing for youngsters while still teaching, drawing upon two strong interests for inspiration – science and true adventure. Those elements can be seen, something together, in the subjects Larry explores in his books as well as … Read more

Sue Sorensen

Sue Sorensen was born in Saskatchewan and now lives with her family in Winnipeg, where she is Associate Professor of English at Canadian Mennonite University. Her poetry and fiction have been published in CV2, Room, Prairie Fire, and Wascana Review. Sue received her graduate education at UBC, where her doctoral dissertation was on the work … Read more

Garfield McRae

Born August 18, 1938 in Clearwater, Manitoba, the son of Philip McRae and Ruby Elsie Aurelia Rogers.  Raised in Winnipeg, Makaroff, Manitoba and Portage la Prairie. Writing genre: Fiction/Non-fiction Published work includes: Fiction: Miriam (short story)  (The Western Producer)  (1970) A Summer’s Ending (short story)  The Western Producer  (1974) Milly, “Ears” and the Supreme Test … Read more

Gabriele Goldstone

Gabe‘s fascinated with the past, with mystery, and with the ordinary. She does a lot of walking- both as a letter carrier, and for fun, with the family dog. Her favourite quote: “Sometimes if there’s a book you really want to read, you have to write it yourself.” 
– Ann Patchett Website: Her debut … Read more

Anita Daher

Anita Daher draws writing inspiration from the many places she’s been fortunate to spend time, including Summerside, PEI; Yellowknife, NT; Churchill, MB; Baker Lake, NU and Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Since 1995 she has been entrenched in the book publishing industry writing books, articles and reviews, and leading workshops and presentations. She has worked on … Read more

Patrick Johanneson

Patrick Johanneson writes science fiction and fantasy. His work has been published in InterText, Ecclectica, On Spec, Tesseracts 14, and Daily Science Fiction. He won the Manitoba Short Fiction contest in ’04. Other fascinations include website programming, judo (which he teaches), Canadian and indie cinema, and Norse mythology. He lives in Manitoba with his wife … Read more

Victor Enns

Victor Enns was born in Winnipeg in 1955 and raised in southern Manitoba. He graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1979 with a History/English major including the advanced creative writing workshop with Robert Kroetsch which led to the publication of his first poetry collection, Jimmy Bang Poems (Turnstone 1979). A founding Board member of … Read more

Michelle Elrick

Michelle Elrick is a poet and fiction writer from British Columbia and Manitoba. Her first book, a collection of poems titled To Speak, was published by The Muses’ Company in 2010. The following year she received the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer. She is the poetry editor of Geez magazine and coordinator … Read more

Glenda Walker-Hobbs

I’m a writer from north central Manitoba. While I do mainly poetry, I also do meditations, short pieces and have a novel in progress. I am secretary of our local writers group. I also help facilitate an online poetry group as well as c-facilitate a poetry course. I have published six poetry books: City on … Read more

Carmelo Militano

League of Canadian Poets Association of Italian Canadian Writers Weather Reports, Poetry chapbook, (2011) Feast Days, Poetry, ( 2009, Olive Press) The Fate of Olives, Prose (2006, Olive Press)

Donna Besel

Donna Besel grew up in Whiteshell Provincial Park, and now lives on the Winnipeg River near Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba. Her writing has appeared in various publications and accumulated honours such as second place in Prairie Fire’s writing contest, shortlist in CBC’s Literary Awards, finalist in CBC’s “Canada Writes” and first place in This Magazine’s … Read more

Joanne Epp

I’m a writer of poetry and non-fiction. My work has appeared in Canadian literary magazines, and most recently in the anthology Tongue Screws and Testimonies: Poems, Stories and Essays Inspired by the Martyrs Mirror. You can read my blog at