Archive for 'Spoken & Written Word'

Emanuel Melo

Emanuel was born on the island of São Miguel in the Azores, and immigrated to Canada at the age of nine.  His articles have appeared in TWAS and on the website of the  Canadian Centre for Azorean  Research and Studies.  His story “Avó Lives Alone” was a finalist in the Writers Union of Canada 20th Annual […]

Carriane Leung

Carrianne Leung is a fiction writer, educator and business owner who lives in Toronto. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and Equity Studies from OISE/University of Toronto and works at the Ontario College of Art and Design University. She is also the co-owner of Multiple Organics, an organic grocery store. She, her partner, their son and two […]

Jude Idada

A Theatre Arts graduate of the University of Ibadan, Jude has worked extensively in the film and theatre industry as a Director, Producer, Writer and Actor. He is the winner of the best screenplay award at the African Movie Academy Awards for his multi-award winning film “The Tenant.” He won the Goethe Institut Afrika Projekt […]

Vinita Kinra

Vinita Kinra is a Milton born author and editor of Indian origin. Her book of short stories “Pavitra in Paris” has been published in paperback by Greengardens Media on August 31, 2013. The first story from Pavitra in Paris entitled “The Curse of a Nightingale” gave her a staggering fan following from across the world. […]

Elias Mutendei Akhaya Nabutete

Elias Mutendei Akhaya Nabutete is a conscious poet, writer and spoken word artist.  He is also a community activist. His aim is to promote writing and literature as a means for individual and community development and development of talent within the greater Toronto area and beyond, entertaining and educating readers, covering and reaching a large […]

Aggrey C. Sambay

Aggrey C. Sambay, was born and raised in a small town called Bomet, Kenya. He moved to Canada in 2008 to further his studies and is currently pursuing specialized honors in Astrophysics at York University, Toronto, Canada. He speaks three languages: English, Swahili and Kipsigis, the languages spoken in parts of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and […]

Emerita Emerencia

As a multi-disciplinary performing artist, Ms. Emerencia has been the recipient of many awards over the years, such as the Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council awards. She sat on Toronto Arts Council’s, Community Arts committee for three years and on Dance Immersion’s Board – an organization promoting Black Dance in […]

Dick ‘Juiceman’ Lochan

Dick “Juiceman” Lochan is a popular Toronto-based award-winning calypsonian, composer, emcee, actor,  teacher, and writer with close ties to his native Trinidad. He composes music for his own performances as well as several other calypsonians, and instructs  children and youths in the Calypso and Soca artform. He does this as a Tutor and Co-Director of […]

Li Robbins

Li Robbins is a writer, editor and producer with two decades of experience in digital, print and broadcast communications. Her work has been published by The Globe and Mail,, The Toronto Star, More Magazine, The Walrus, and Toronto Life, among many other publications and websites. Robbins has contributed extensively to CBC Radio’s national programming. […]

David Dacks


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