|Dian and Gary Bowers||
SSAC Board Member (Chairperson, Literary) Dian is a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul. She writes short stories about her surroundings and life. Her writings can be found in the Briar Crier Magazine off and on.
Local author, Ralph E. Braden has written 4 books historical books: The Way We Were Then (#1,2,3 & 4) about people and places and lifestyles of yesteryears at Alliston and area.
196 Young St., Alliston, ON L9R 1V1
|Cael Cohen, Ph.D||
Cael is an oral storyteller who trained under master storytellers in Toronto. She specializes in telling strange tales of wonder and ghost stories, and has performed at the Toronto Festival of Storytelling. She also writes young adult fiction, paints and is an amateur ornithologist. Her hobby is bartending. She is a part-time Bar Steward at the Tottenham Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 329. Cael is a philosophy professor at York University. Her area of expertise is existential phenomenology. Her work is influenced by John Dewey, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Evan Thompson. Her research weaves together complexity theory, emergence theory, enactive cognitive science, ecological thinking and Buddhist psychology. Cael has won several teaching awards. Accounts of her pedagogy, course design and use of teaching technologies have been reported on CBC Radio, CTV News, Toronto Sun, Metro News, 680 News Radio and in other media.
Tottenham, ON L0G 1W0
|Michelle Dinnick, B.sc.||
Michelle Dinnick is an award-winning author and poet who writes both fiction and nonfiction. Her work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, The Voice of the Farmer, Focus 50 Plus, Total Sports Magazine, The Briar Crier, and Arts Talk.
|Alice M. Edwards: Author||
Joyce is the author of Letters from Sugar (Sit Jack Publishing). This delightfully funny book is a compilation of letters from the newly acquired family cat to her previous owners. Sugar provides insight into her daily life from her own humorous perspective.
Available from the SSAC Gift Shop (Alliston), Amazon (hard copy and Kindle ebook), Manticore Books (Orillia), BookLore (Orangeville) and Moonbeam Books (Toronto).
Joyce is a member of the SSAC literary group the Wordsmiths. some of her short stories have been published in local magazines and newspapers.
New Lowell, ON L0M 1N0
Marie Fischer, publisher of the Briar Crier, is a Graphic Designer / Visual Artist and supporter of the Arts. The Briar Crier, established in 1990, is a monthly community news magazine for the Briar Hill and Green Briar adult communities in Alliston. Circulation 2000+. Print and web advertising, graphic and publication design.
P.O.Box 686, Alliston, ON L9R 1V9
Diane has had a keen lifelong interest in the arts, seizing opportunities both in and out of the classroom during her career as an elementary school teacher. She sang in several choirs and incorporated her love of vocal music into her instruction throughout the years. Diane found opportunities for graphic art expression in the material she prepared for instruction of students, in the actual instruction of Art during a period in her career and in the design of classroom displays. She has had many venues through the years to express herself in writing, whether through academic essays, journal, poetry, tributes, and short stories. As the use of computers became standard, she embraced Microsoft Publisher to enhance her presentations, Diane's first formal involvement in creating what is readily identified as creative art form was through pottery. A few years and many interruptions later, she resumed and extended her knowledge about slab forming and dabbled in throwing pieces on the wheel, s
|Imagery - David Aspenlieder||
Visual artist, Illustrator, instructor; Musician (Fiddle), instructor-graphic designer. Write, play music for special/charitable events, house parties, personal requests. Write poetry, prose & adult/childrens' fiction. Creativity for the enrichment of life, fun and personal freedom, for everyone.
5898 Conc. 3, RR#3, Everett, ON L0M 1V0
Lynn Jermyn is almost an octogenarian who started writing about four or five years ago, in her mid-seventies. so far she has published a novel, a book of short stories and a book of vignettes about her childhood. She is currently working on her second novel and is looking forward to getting it published within the next couple of years. Lynn suffers from sight loss but this has not prevented her from taking on this writing career.
Writing has always been a favourite activity for J.C. Kavanagh. Early career days revolved around the newspaper business as journalist and photographer and J.C. worked her way up to the role of Editor. She was instrumental in launching a small newspaper in Bradford West Gwillimbury, reporting local news and photographing people, events, sports games and the occasional crotchety politician. Her focus later shifted to the private sector, where, for 20 years, she worked in communications and marketing.
|Kristen Kiomall-Evans Studio - Kristen Kiomall-Evans||
Kristen Kiomall-Evans is a 3D/2D generalist working out of Borden Ontario. Her comic XII: of Magic & Muses has been ongoing since 2016 and works on traditional animation in her spare time.
XII of Magic and Muses
|Loops & Lattes - Nicola Ross||
Award-winning visual artist and poet, Valerie Losell, works mainly in pastel and watercolour. Nine years and counting beyond a career-ending injury, Valerie lives as largely as she can through art and writing. Her landscapes and portraits ,mostly of places and people of Simcoe County, offer thoughtful-provoking and slightly off-beat takes on the world close to home and beyond.
Through the gateway of beauty, Valerie believes we can keep our imaginations true by facing the real world truly.
131 Owen St, Barrie, ON L4M 3H6
Pamela is an irrepressible dedicated conservationist. Paints with watercolours. Pixielated as a child, she adds goblins and faieries to her botanical renderings. Why does she paint like a woman possessed? Her call is deep, her call is strong and it will not let her sleep too long. Gallery open by appointment.
34 Edwards Dr., Barrie, ON L4N 9K7
|Carolyn J. Morris - Railfence Books||
Carolyn J. Morris writes books enjoyed by all ages. Her four books show respect for rural living, farm life and family values. Her new series: 'Railfence Bunch,' combines rhyme, rhythm and repetition.
Beeton, ON L0G 1A0
Writer: Poetry, Short Stories; Fiction, Non Fiction
Alliston, ON L9R 1V2
|Judy Penz Sheluk||
Judy Penz Sheluk is the author of two mystery series: (The Glass Dolphin Mysteries and the Marketville Mysteries.) Her short stories appear in several collections. In addition to South Simcoe Arts Council, Judy is a member of 'Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, the Short Mystery Fiction Society and Crime Writers of Canada where she serves on the Board of Directors representing Toronto and South Western Ontario.
Find her at www.judypenzsheluk.com and on Facebook: JudyPenzShelukhttps://business.facebook.com/JudyPenzSheluk.
Alliston, ON L9R 1Y2
|Peter T. Pontsa||
1170 Concession Rd 4, Loretto, ON
Bonita Palms is Hal Ross' fourth novel. His first - The Fleur-de-Lys Affair - was published by Doubleday. The Deadliest Game and The Doll Brokers were published by TitleTown Publishers.
16 Vista Gardens, Alliston, ON L9R 0H3
Isolde is both a visual artist and author. She best known for her landscapes in oil and likes to combine them with abstracts. Some work is for sale. Isolde became a member of the South Simcoe Arts Council and went on to win the People's Choice Award in 2010 for painting and was the 1st place winner in the 2015 and 2017 Battle of the Brushes. Isolde is a member of the Wordsmiths writing group and is working on her first novel. She is also a contributing author in the 2017 edition of the Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of Canada.
Tottenham, ON L0G 1W0
|Maria Thompson Wieclawek||
|Angela van Breemen||
|Jessica Van de Kemp||
Jessica Van de Kemp is the author of the poetry chapbooks "Daughters in the Dead Land" (Kelsay Books, 2017) and "Spirit Light" (The Steel Chisel, 2015). Her poem, "Slant of the Girl," was shortlisted for the 2015 Montreal International Poetry Prize. Jessica teaches rhetoric and writing courses at the University of Waterloo, where she is currently pursuing a Ph.D in English.
Bradford, ON L3Z 2V2
|Wisteria Publications - Kaarina Brooks||
Kaarina is a writer, translator and watercolour artist. She has exhibited her art around Ontario and her books, articles and short stories have been published in Canada and USA.
507 - 4 Briar Hill Heights, Alliston, ON L9R 1Z7