The Artisanal Writer

Exploring the Craft and Practice of Writing

Board of Directors

Daniel Lockhart

D.A. Lockhart is the author of multiple collections of poetry and short fiction. His most recent work includes Bearmen Descend Upon Gimli (Frontenac House, 2021), Go Down Odawa Way (Kegedonce Press Press, 2021), and Breaking Right: Stories (Porcupine’s Quill, 2021). His work has been shortlisted for the Raymond Souster AwardFirst Nations Communities READ Award, the ReLit Award for Short Fiction, and the Indiana Author’s Awards in Fiction. His work has appeared widely throughout Turtle Island including Best Canadian Poetry 2019the Malahat Review, Grain, CV2TriQuarterly, The FiddleheadARC Poetry Magazine, and Belt. He is a graduate of the Indiana University – Bloomington MFA in Creative Writing program where he held a Neal-Marshall Graduate Fellowship in Creative Writing. He is pùkuwànkoamimëns of the Moravian of the Thames First Nation. Lockhart currently resides at Waawiiyaatanong and Pelee Island where he is the publisher at Urban Farmhouse Press and poetry editor at the Windsor Review.

Nurjehan Aziz

Nurjehan Aziz is the publisher at Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd. She is the editor of HER MOTHER’S ASHES 1, 2, and 3, and is co-editor of Strangers in the Mirror: In and Out of the Mainstream of Culture in Canada. Born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, she studied in Iran and the United States and immigrated to Canada in 1980. She is a co-founder of The Toronto South Asian Review, now The Toronto Review, of which she is an editorial board member. She is the publisher at TSAR Publications.

Stella Harvey

Stella Harvey’s short stories have appeared in The Literary Leanings Anthology, The New Orphic Review, Emerge Magazine and The Dalhousie Review. Her non-fiction has appeared in Pique Newsmagazine, the Globe and Mail and CBC. Signature Editions published her first novel, Nicolai’s Daughters, in 2012 and Psichogios Publications of Athens published the Greek translation in 2014.  Signature Editions published The Brink of Freedom in 2015. Finding Callidora is Stella’s third novel.  Stella founded the Whistler Writing Society, which produces the Whistler Writers Festival and other literary programming under her direction. She mentors students in The Writers’ Studio at Simon Fraser University.