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.



RAINE LAURENT-EUGÈNE, Administrative Director

raine (at) poets (dot) ca

Raine Laurent-Eugène has an advanced diploma from Sheridan College in Studio Art and an honours degree from the University of Toronto, in Art and Art History. As a woman of colour, the deficiency of diverse nationalities, gender roles and perspective, in terms of the artists and subject matter studied within the art history portion of her degree, propelled Raine to enroll in her second honours degree at York University with a double major in Culture and Expression, and Public Policy and Administration. Raine hopes to expand how we as an audience experience the arts, through ensuring inclusiveness in all of her cultural programming and development.


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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