Rebekah Robbins is the Graduate Studies Coordinator at Memorial University, Grenfell Campus. She was formerly Senior Researcher at Grenfell, and obtained her Masters there in Public Health. She is deeply committed to the flourishing of arts in Corner Brook, and particularly the Literary Arts. She volunteers, writes and works on her own projects, mostly in the non-Academic months.
Stephanie McKenzie is the author of Saviours in This Little Space for Now which brings together two greats artists —Emily Carr (1871-1945) and Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890). Their spiritual yearnings and frustrations with societies that did not understand them seem to find a home together. Stephanie has also published two other collections of poetry with Salmon, Cutting My Mother’s Hair (2006) and Grace Must Wander (2009), and a monograph, Before the Country: Native Renaissance: Canadian Mythology, with the University of Toronto Press (2007). She holds a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Toronto. She teaches in the English Programme at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, where she is an Associate Professor. In addition to her academic and literary work, Stephanie is the International and National Artistic Director of The March Hare (Atlantic Canada’s largest literary festival) and Interviews Editor at Postcolonial Text.
Douglas Walbourne-Gough is a poet, editor and arts administrator living in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. He has twice won and once adjudicated the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Award’s senior poetry category; been published by CV2, Newfoundland Quarterly and QWERTY; awarded two NLAC professional project grants; been twice invited to read at the March Hare; given public readings in Corner Brook, Woody Point and St. John’s; won the 2012 SPARKS Literary Festival Haiku contest and co-edited Humber Mouths 2: Voices from the West Coast of Newfoundland with Stephanie McKenzie.