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About the Author
Jane Cawthorne is a writer, editor, and feminist activist. Her first novel, Patterson House, is forthcoming with Inanna Publications in 2022. She recently published the anthology, Writing Menopause, with Elaine Morin in 2017. Jane writes about women on the brink of transformation.
Jane Cawthorne is a writer, editor, and feminist activist. Her first novel, Patterson House, is forthcoming with Inanna Publications in 2022. She recently published the anthology, Writing Menopause, with Elaine Morin in 2017. She has written about her personal experience with illness before in "The Cure for a Cancer Cliché," which was the first runner-up in the PRISM International Creative Non Fiction Contest in 2007, and again in her essay, "Something As Big As A Mountain," published in PRISM in 2012 and listed as a notable essay in Best American Essays 2013. She has an MFA in Creative Writing and writes about women on the brink of transformation.Leslie Greentree is the author of two books of poetry, guys named Bill (2002) and go-go dancing for Elvis (2003), shortlisted for the Griffin Award for Excellence in Poetry. Her short story, The Brilliant Save, was a winner of CBC Radio's annual Alberta Anthology competition. Leslie has read across much of Canada and at the Dublin Writers' Festival. She lives in Red Deer, Alberta. This is her first book of short stories. Alice Major emigrated from Scotland at the age of eight, and grew up in Toronto before coming west to work as a weekly newspaper reporter. She served as the City of Edmonton's first poet laureate from 2005-2007. A widely-published author, she has won many distinctions. Her most recent book, Intersecting Sets: A Poet Looks at Science, received the Wilfrid Eggleston Award for non-fiction as well as a National Magazine Award gold medal. Her website is www.alicemajor.com. Aritha van Herk teaches Creative Writing, Canadian Literature and Contemporary Narrative at the University of Calgary. van Herk is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and is active in Canada's literary and cultural life, writing articles and reviews as well as creative work. Her novel, No Fixed Address, was nominated for the Governor General's Award for Fiction. She is well known in the broader community of the city, the province, and the country as a writer and a public intellectual.