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Bionic Women Writers

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Wordfest presents a showcase of powerful writers who are unashamed, uninhibited and unwilling to put down their pens in the face of blowback. Topics include everything from feminism, sex, inclusiveness, and humanity; these talented women will leave you speechless and full of new and exciting perspectives on a wide range of topics.

Hera Lindsay Bird

Hera Lindsay Bird grew up in a small Thames community. Her debut collection of poetry, Hera Lindsay Bird, was published in 2016 and won both the Jessie Mackay Best First Book of Poetry for 2017 and the Sarah Broom Poetry Prize for 2017. Her work has been featured in Vice, i-D magazine and the Guardian. She lives in New Zealand.

Kyo Maclear

Kyo Maclear is a novelist, essayist and children’s author. She was born in London, England, and moved to Toronto at the age of four. She is the author of two acclaimed novels for adults, The Letter Opener and Stray Love, and numerous beloved books for children, including Julia, Child, and the Governor General’s Award-winning Virginia Wolf. Maclear lives in Toronto, where she shares a home with two sons, two cats, a musician, and a truckload of books.

Lauren McKeon

Lauren McKeon is an award-winning editor and writer. She is the former editor of This Magazine and a contributing editor at Toronto Life. Her essays have appeared in Hazlitt, Flare, The Walrus, and Reader’s Digest, and she has spoken on gender issues at conferences and seminars and on radio and television broadcasts. She teaches at Humber College.

Alison Pick

Alison Pick was the 2002 Bronwen Wallace Award winner for the most promising young writer in Canada. She has published three acclaimed volumes of poetry and three highly acclaimed novels, including the bestselling Far to Go, which was nominated for the Man Booker Prize, and won the Canadian Jewish Award for Fiction. Her memoir, Between Gods, was published internationally, was a finalist for the BC National Award for Non-Fiction, and was a Globe and Mail “Best Book” of 2014.

Zoe Whittall

Zoe Whittall was born in South Durham, Quebec in 1976, she has lived in Toronto since 1997. She attended DawsonCollege New School and Concordia University in Montreal, and received her MFA from the University of Guelph in 2009. Her fourth novel, The Best Kind of People, was published in the fall of 2016 with House of Anansi Press. She is the author of two other literary novels, Bottle Rocket Hearts (2007, Cormorant Books) and Holding Still for as Long as Possible (House of Anansi, 2009/10), a short novella for adults with low literacy skills calls The Middle Ground (Orca, 2012), and three collections of poetry.

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