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.


NICOLE BREWER,  Administrative Director
nicole (at) poets (dot) ca

Nicole Brewer is a fiction writer and editor from Toronto. She loves to be involved with small presses and grassroots literary projects, and has run a few of her own: for four years, she co-managed the literary arts collective words(on)pages, and in Fall 2019 she co-founded the online literary magazine Frond. She is currently attending the Master of Information program and the University of Toronto, with the hopes of becoming a librarian.


LAURA O’BRIEN, Communications Manager
laura (at) poets (dot) ca

Laura Auna O’Brien is a writer, communications aficionado and audio nerd. In her spare time, Laura enjoys listening to podcasts, attending music shows, sampling craft beer with friends and hanging out with her partner and two cats in their vibrant Queen West neighbourhood. Laura is proud to be an ally and advocate for fat positivity, sustainability, and equity for marginalized communities.


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