a resident physician, epidemiologist, speaker, and nonfiction writer who has published in the New York Times, Walrus magazine, Atavist magazine, Boston Globe, Toronto Star, CBC, Maclean’s magazine, and the Globe and Mail, among others.
Spends most of her free time making her way through the enormous stack of books by her bedside, and hanging out with her son and husband near the world-renowned Garlic capital of the bay area, California.
Audrey is a part-time traveller and part-time writer who won a prize with the 2017 Penguin Random House Canada Student Award for Fiction for her final project.
By day, Sam Juric is a writer at the CBC. By night, she is personal essayist hard at work on her first collection of essays. In early 2018, her article on the science of loneliness generated so much web traffic that it crashed The Walrus Magazine‘s site.
Elizabeth Whitton is an award-winning YA author. She loves killer wit, Buffalo wings, and writing speculative fiction. Horror is her happy place.
Kalena Miller grew up in College Station, TX with her mom, dad, and the most photographed hamster in history. She has an MFA in
Joanne Vannicola is an Emmy award-winning Canadian actor and writer, who has been working in film, television, and theatre since she was eight years old. She has also been nominated for a Genie, a Gemini, and an ACTRA award.
Joanne is a long-time advocate for the LGBTQ community and has an essay in the anthology Cuarenta y Nueve, a book by 49 artists for the 49 victims of the Orlando Pulse club massacre. She is the Chair of the first LGBTQ+ subcommittee for the actors union ACTRA and sits on the sexual assault ad-hoc committee at ACTRA for women in film and television.
Joanne’s forthcoming memoir, All We Knew but Couldn’t Say (Dundurn Press) will be available 1 June 2019.