Elizabeth Walden Hyde

Elizabeth Walden Hyde was born in Palisades, New York, on November 26, 1933. She grew up to become a writer, actress, teacher of English and French and later became a sheep farmer on McNutt’s Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. She had two children, Joanna and Howard, and died at the age of 59 in 1993.

Bushra Junaid

An artist, curator, and arts administrator, Bushra Junaid was born in Montreal to Jamaican and Nigerian parents, and raised in St. John’s, NL. She has exhibited her work across Canada, curated numerous exhibitions, and illustrated Adwoa Badoe?s Nana’s Cold Days (Groundwood Books, 2009). She lives and works in Toronto, ON.

Diana Daly

A stage/production manager, lighting and sound designer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and stage performer, Diana Daly is currently managing producer of Wonderbolt Productions’ St. John’s International CircusFest. A Wonderful Bigness, her first book, is based on a stage show about her family that she performed in and co-wrote.

The Atlantic Geoscience Society

The Atlantic Geoscience Society (AGS) brings together earth scientists from universities, government institutions, and the mining, petroleum, and offshore exploration industries in the Atlantic Provinces. Its membership includes professional geologists, students, and interested members of the public. The primary goal of the Atlantic Geoscience Society is communication of ideas and information about the Earth and […]

Elder Sister Dorothy Moore

Sister Dorothy Moore (CSM, CM, ONS), a Mi’kmaw Elder, was born in 1933 in Membertou. She attended Indian Day School and is a survivor of the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School. She has spent a lifetime fighting for equal rights for Indigenous Peoples. A respected educational leader, Sister Dorothy devoted her remarkable career to the preservation […]

Jo Treggiari

Jo Treggiari was born in London, England, and raised in Canada. She spent many years in Oakland, California, and New York, where she trained as a boxer, wrote for a punk magazine, and owned a gangster rap/indie rock record label. Her novel Ashes, Ashes, a YA post-apocalyptic adventure published by Scholastic Press, was a multiple […]

The Teachers Branch, Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia

The Teachers Branch, Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia, was formed in 1980 by a small group of Maritime rug hookers wishing to share their knowledge and craft with others. Training was provided by Ontario teachers, and the Branch was officially established in 1985. Today this organization is a strong, vibrant group of certified teachers […]

Michael Pacey

Michael Pacey has been a fixture of his hometown?s literary scene for more than fifty years, publishing his early poems in the Fiddlehead while still in high school, and his first collection with New Brunswick Chapbooks while a sophomore at UNB. He did his MFA in Creative Writing at UBC where he served as editor-in-chief […]

Dr. Jono Lineen

Canadian author Dr. Jono Lineen is a curator at the National Museum of Australia and a bestselling author. Jono was the first person to traverse the Western Himalayas alone, walking solo 2,700 kilometres from Pakistan to Nepal. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, during the “Troubles” and spent almost 20 years travelling the world […]

Susan Vande Griek

Susan Vande Griek started writing for children after she had four of her own.One of her books, Loon, was named a USBBY Outstanding International Book and won the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award, the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction, and the Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award. Others include […]