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Featuring: Lois Lorimer is a poet, actor and teacher. Her poetry chapbook Between the Houses, was published by Maclean Dubois in Edinburgh in 2010 and her first collection, Stripmall Subversive was published in 2012. Her poems have appeared in leading literary journals, including: Arc, Literary Review of Canada, as well as in the anthologies The Bright Well (Leaf Press), and Connectivism (Variety Crossing Press). As an actor Lois Lorimer was a member of the Shaw Festival Company, working as well in film and radio drama. Born in Brockville, she now lives on the Scarborough Bluffs where she is finishing her second collection, and teaches educators about the values of Mindfulness.
Rocco de Giacomo is a widely published poet whose work has appeared in literary journals in Canada, Australia, England, Hong Kong and the US. The author of numerous poetry chapbooks and full-length collections, his latest, Brace Yourselves – on the representation of the individual as it relates to the Zeitgeist – was published in January, 2018, through Quattro Books. Rocco lives in Toronto with his wife, Lisa Keophila, a fabric artist, and his daughters, Ava and Matilda.
Poet and essayist Maureen Scott Harris was born in Prince Rupert, BC, grew up in Winnipeg, and has lived in Toronto since the 1960s. She’s been a freelance writer and editor, librarian, bookstore clerk, and production manager for Brick Books. Her publications include three collections of poetry and three chapbooks, as well as work in Canadian, American, British, and Australian journals. Her essay on the Don River won the WildCare Tasmania Nature Writing Prize. With the River Poets she develops poetry walks through the city’s ravines and parks.