Membership update

A monthly update: see who’s new to the League and what’s new with Leaguers. 


D. C. Reid is organizing an anthology – Hologram for PK Page – which he will produce in support of the League’s PK Page Trust Fund for mentoring. This project is open for submissions until October 31, 2019. This project is independent from the League – please contact D. C. directly with the email provided in the call for any questions. Thanks to D. C. for organizing this initiative!

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New Members

Heather Birrell

Greg Cook

Corina Gugulus is a graduate of York University (2011) and holds a Certificate in Creative Writing from University of Toronto (2017). Her poem ‘Sour Cherry’ won Honorable Mention in Prairie Fire’s competition in 2015. She lives and works in Toronto.
Andrew Lafleche is an award-winning poet and author of No Diplomacy; Shameless; Ashes; A Pardonable Offence; One Hundred Little Victories; On Writing: and Merica, Merica on the Wall. He is editor of Gravitas Poetry and the Evil Musings anthology. Lafleche served as an infantry soldier from 2007-2014. He earned an MA in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Gloucestershire. Visit for more information.

Tanis MacDonald

Meredith Quartermain’s work can be found in Best Canadian Poetry 2018 and 2009. Her first book, Vancouver Walking, won a BC Book Award for Poetry, and her second book, Nightmarker was a finalist for a Vancouver Book Award. Other books include Recipes from the Red Planet (finalist for a BC Book Award in fiction); I, Bartleby: short stories; and U Girl: a novel. From 2014 to 2016, she was Poetry Mentor in the SFU Writer’s Studio Program, and in 2012 she was Vancouver Public Library Writer in Residence

Titilope Sonuga is a writer and performer who calls Lagos, Nigeria and Edmonton, Canada, home. The recipient of the Canadian Authors’ Association Emerging Writer Award, and a 2015 Open Society (OSIWA) Foundation Resident Poet on Goree Island, off the coast of Senegal, she is a leading voice in local and international performance poetry communities who has travelled extensively as a poet, and facilitated poetry workshops across the world. She is the founder of Edmonton’s Breath In Poetry Collective. Her poetry has been translated into Italian, German and Slovak. Her collection, This is How We Disappear is forthcoming with Write Bloody North in April 2019. 

Hugh Thomas

Member News



Bestseller Bill Arnott sails Gone Viking: A Travel Saga – Whistler Independent Book Awards 2019 Finalist – around BC with author signings at Indigo Richmond Centre Sept 14th, Indigo Grandview Corners Sept 15th, Burnaby Spoken INK Sept 17th, Nanaimo’s 15 Minutes of Infamy Sept 18th, and Indigo Pinetree Village Sept 21st. Join the fun and connect with Bill, creator of LCP’s Poetry Beat, as he treks the globe in the wake of the Vikings!



Rebecca Banks presents:

Coming Soon!

Marula II Anthology for Michael Ellis and Friends.

Subterranean Blue Poetry Volume VII Issue IX (The October 2019 Issue) @

Titled: “rain and stars and sails”

Featuring: Emily Bilman, Denny Marshall, Gerard Manley Hopkins . . . amongst others.

“all the poetry, everywhere”

“for those subterranean blues”



Louise Carson will launch her latest book, Measured, Book Two of the Chronices of Deasil Widdy on Thursday, September 17th, from 5-7pm at the Pincourt Library (Pincourt, QC).

The same date from 7:30 to 9 pm she will launch the book at Cafe Twigs, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC.

Saturday, Sept. 28th from 1 – 3:30 at the Beaconsfield Library, Beaconsfield, QC, Louise will be part of a panel of authors discussing mystery writing.

Sunday, Sept. 29th at 11 a.m. at the Twentieth International Writers’ and Artists’ Festival, 1045, rue du Renard et du Corbeau, Val-David, QC, Louise will present a lecture on ‘How the Seasons Affect the Poet: Summer: The Ecstatic Season.’

Louise has two poems published in the latest issue of Event.



Fern G. Z. Carr will be featured for two events in conjunction with Canada’s 10th anniversary Culture Days celebration and the Kelowna Arts and Culture Festival 2019:

She is delighted to be the solo performer for her poetry reading at the Rotary Centre for the Arts Mary Irwin Theatre – a beautiful venue which seats 326 people. 

Additionally, as part of the Culture Days program, Fern will be meeting with the public to chat about poetry.  She is offering her services to critique poetry and will be doing a book signing of her poetry collection, Shards of Crystal.  The session is entitled, “Yes, Her Poetry Really Is in Orbit around Mars” and will also be held at the Rotary Centre for the Arts.

Fern is looking forward to doing a guest reading for the Central Okanagan Retired Teachers Association fall luncheon in early October at the Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna.


Following the release of Beyond Pain: Livin’ La Vita poetry/short story collection and Art Show, Liana Di Marco will be teaching Creative Writing through the TDSB at 2 locations.

Richview CI 1738 Islington Avenue Mon 7:30-9:30pm Sep 16 11wks $180 ($108sr) 95029

Burnhamthorpe CALC 500 The East Mall Sat 11am-1pm Sep 14 11wks $180 ($108sr) 95394

Learn to craft characters, create mood and structure your work while letting your language flow. Exercises focus on the creation of character through which plot is explored. You will work toward creating a strong story. Teacher editorials and controlled workshop approaches are used to develop strategies for enhancing each individual story.



Diana Manole is thrilled this fall she’ll have the opportunity to help her students improve their skills in both Academic Writing and Creative Writing and do so through literature! She’ll teach the first-year course “The Writing Life: An Introduction to Creative Writing” at Trent University Durham GTA and the third-year workshop “Creative Writing: Poetry” at the University of Guelph.

At Guelph, the readings will include books by Dionne Brand, Louise Bernice Halfe, and Pier Giorgio Di Cicco.

Diana will also invite an Aboriginal poet to be a guest speaker at each university, sharing their work and culture, and marking 2019 as the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages.