General inquiries:


Lesley - FacelessLESLEY FLETCHER, Executive Director

lesley (at) poets (dot) ca

Lesley Fletcher is a literature-obsessed graduate of the Creative Book Publishing Program at Humber College. She rejoins the LCP from the Retail Council of Canada (where she supported independent bookstores and publishers). In the past, Lesley has also worked as a freelance writer and editor, a bookseller, and a social media manager for self-published authors. Lesley spends an unusual amount of time reading, and cannot resist a bookstore, a library, or a dog.



STEFANIE PANTALONE, Administrative Director

stefanie (at) poets (dot) ca

Stefanie Pantalone is a Theatre Arts graduate from Ottawa. In 2011, she moved to Toronto and immediately started working with the Ontario Arts Council. She is an arts enthusiast! Besides being an avid book lover and writer, she spends lots of her time seeing family, friends, going to the movies and musical theatre, eating delicious meals, attending various Comic Cons, and playing Donkey Kong on her old SNES. A nerd all around!


NICOLE BREWER,  Communications Manager
nicole (at) poets (dot) ca

Nicole Brewer is a writer, editor, and micropress publisher from Toronto. In early 2014, she co-founded the organization words(on)pages, an arts collective that aims to support, educate, and promote emerging writers in Canada. She is passionate about small press culture, emerging artists, boxing, and tea.


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