Maureen Flynn

Freelance reporter and columnist, Maureen Flynn’s debut novel, Buckle My Shoe, was inspired by a stay at the Marlborough Hotel. In weaving her own modern story around enduring Winnipeg lore, she shares a tale that’s eerie, gritty and sexy. This novel reached the McNally Best Seller list in the Winnipeg Free Press and has received … Read more

Adam Klassen Bartel

Adam studied English Literature and History at Canadian Mennonite University. He lives in Winnipeg where he has worked as a baker, a co-ordinator of a prison visitation program, and an occasional freelancer. He is a founding editor at Whether Magazine, an online journal dedicated to arts, culture, criticism and sincerity. Adam is available for freelance … Read more

Suzanne Costigan

Suzanne leads a busy life full of children and pets. She writes regularly and her first young adult novel, Empty Cup, was published in November 2014 by Rebelight Publishing Inc. She resides in Winnipeg and is working on her next YA novel.

K.I. Press

K.I. Press’s four books of poetry are Exquisite Monsters (2015), Types of Canadian Women (2006), Spine (2004) and Pale Red Footprints (2001). She also writes in many other genres and is taking her MFA in Creative Writing from UBC. She is the creative writing instructor in the Creative Communications program at Red River College in … Read more

Kelly-Lynne Reimer

An author in the making, Kelly-Lynne Reimer has been writing since she was thirteen. She presently is a High School English and Drama teacher. When she is not teaching she is writing Historical Fiction, Fantasy and dabbles in poetry.

Debbie Strange

Debbie Strange is a member of The Writers’ Collective of Manitoba, and is affiliated with several tanka and haiku organizations. Her writing has received awards, and has been published in numerous Japanese short form poetry journals. Debbie’s work has also been translated into several languages. She is an avid photographer whose images have been published … Read more

Colleen Nelson

Colleen Nelson is the author of YA fiction books ‘Tori by Design’ (Great Plains Teen Fiction, 2011) and ‘The Fall’ (Great Plains Teen Fiction, 2013). Currently living in Winnipeg with her husband, two young sons and three grown step-children, Colleen manages to eke out time to write everyday, but usually in the early morning after … Read more

Carl H Harrison

A Winnipeg, Manitoba writer with a series of three self published travel tales, A Tramp in England, A Tramp on the Line and A Garrulous Tramp. Available at book stores in Winnipeg, other Manitoba locations and through Amazon or FriesenPress. Please see –

Orysia Tracz

Writer, translator, consultant, and speaker • B.A., Political Science, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. • Researcher, writer, lecturer and consultant on Ukrainian folk art, customs, and ethnology • Columnist, The Ukrainian Weekly (Parsippany, New Jersey) • Free-lance writer and commentator • Translator, interpreter, speech writer • Consultant for cultural groups Prairie Fire — “Echoes from … Read more

Julienne Isaacs

Julienne Isaacs is a writer, reviewer and editor. Her essays, short fiction and reviews have appeared, or are forthcoming, in a range of Canadian publications, including The Winnipeg Review, The Winnipeg Free Press, The Globe and Mail, Rhubarb magazine, Geez magazine and Whether magazine. She currently serves as books editor for Rhubarb.

Adrian Hawaleshka

Bio: A life-long Manitoban, Adrian has been writing for as long as he can remember. With the birth of his son Luka and the support of his wife Joleen, Adrian was inspired to write his first children’s book (‘The Chair by the Side of the Road’) and to finally see one of his works through … Read more