Margaret Laurence called us a “tribe” and this year we are gathering all across the country to talk about what it means to be a Canadian writer today. All are welcome. Hear the latest on copyright, eBooks, Library & Archives Canada, PLR and the new Digital Landscape. Share your views, mingle with other writers and meet Merilyn Simonds, Chair of the Writers' Union of Canada.
Merilyn Simonds was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, spent her childhood in Brazil and came of age in a small town in southwestern Ontario. In addition to serving as this year's chair of the Writers' Union of Canada she is adjunct professor of creative writing in the MFA program at UBC, and artistic director of the Kingston WritersFest. She has published sixteen books, non-fiction and fiction. Her most recent work, The Paradise Project, is a limited edition and numbered collection of flash fiction hand-pressed by book artist Hugh Barclay of The Hellbox Press.