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Rachel Wyatt

Rachel Wyatt was born in England and moved to Canada with her family in 1957. She is the author of four novels, two works of short fiction, and has written over a hundred radio dramas which have been produced by the CBC and BBC. She also writes for television and stage. Rachel served as Director of Writing at the Banff Centre for the Arts from 1991 to 1999. In 2002 she was awarded the Order of Canada. She lives with her husband Alan in Victoria, BC.

“Her writing is as socially mutinous as Carol Shields's, as comedic as Jane Austen's . . .”
~Jacqueline Turner, Georgia Straight

“Rachel Wyatt brings her characters into places of change, places where reality and mind-world meet, and it's a pleasure to join her there.”
~Meg Walker, Globe and Mail

“. . . her masterful characterizations, technical agility with narrative time and staggering ability [secures] the reader's undivided attention . . .”
~Judith Fitzgerald, Globe and Mail

Onjana Yawnghwe

Onjana Yawnghwe was born in Thailand but is a part of the Shan people from Burma (Myanmar). She grew up in Vancouver and received a MA in English from UBC.

Her poems have been featured in numerous anthologies and journals, including The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2011, 4 Poets, CV2, Room, and The New Quarterly. She was also awarded the Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for Emerging Literary Artist in 2012. She was a co-founder of Fish Magic, a micro press specializing in limited-run, hand-made chapbooks and was co-editor of Xerography, a little literary journal. Onjana currently works as a nurse in mental health and has completed a chapbook biography-in-poems about Buster Keaton. Fragments, Desire is her first book-length poetry collection. More of her projects can be found at www.onjana.com.