Authors

The line-up for Growing Room 2019 will be announced before January 2019.


Growing Room Alumni

Amber Dawn, Caroline Adderson, Marianne Apostolides, Joanne Arnott, Elizabeth Bachinsky, Carleigh Baker, Marie Annharte Baker, Adèle Barclay, Gurjinder Basran, Meghan Bell, Gwen Benaway, Molly Billows, Juliane Okot Bitek, Ali Blythe, Nicole Breit, Selina Boan, Kat Cameron, Roxanne Charles, Jillian Christmas, Kim Clark, Cyndia Cole, Karla Comanda, Lorna Crozier, Francine Cunningham, Jen Currin, Maggie de Vries, Dina Del Bucchia, Junie Désil, Samantha deVries-Hofman, Farzana Doctor, Dora Dueck, Leanne Dunic, barbara findlay, Cynthia Flood, Elee Kraljii Gardiner, Sierra Skye Gemma, Chantal Gibson, Hiromi Goto, Jane Eaton Hamilton, Rachel Hartman, Leah Horlick, Taryn Hubbard, Katie-Ellen Humphries, Aislinn Hunter, June Hutton, Jia Hwang, Kyla Jamieson, Rachel Jansen, Sharon Jinkerson-Brass, Jessica Johns, Vici Johnstone, Manal Kamran, Anna Ling Kaye, Jónína Kirton, Chelene Knight, Lydia Kwa,Sonnet L’Abbé, Fiona Tinwei Lam, Doretta Lau, Evelyn Lau, Jen Sookfong Lee, Mica Lemiski, Alex Leslie, Christine Lowther, Carrie Mac, Mary MacDonald,Tanis MacDonald, Minelle Mahtani, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Alessandra Naccarato, Kellee Ngan, Nilofar Shidmehr, Samantha Nock, Ijeoma Oluo, Deanna Partridge-David, Casey Plett, Emily Pohl-Weary, Chelsea Rooney, Clea Roberts, Bev Sellars, Vivek Shraya and Shamik Bilgi (Too Attached), Sylvia Symons, Mallory Tater, Audrey Thomas, Gillian Thomson and Robert Thomson (Sister Says), Betsy Warland, Rita Wong, Elaine Woo, Beni Xiao, Jennifer Zilm, Daniel Zomparelli

Authors and Festival Organizers Featured in the Image Header (left to right)

Image 1: Carleigh Baker
Image 2: Bev Sellars
Image 3: Chelene Knight (2018 – current festival director)
Image 4: Jessica Johns (2018 programming committee member) and Rachel Jansen
Image 5: Kayi Wong (marketing coordinator) and Nav Nagra (2018 programming committee member)
Images 6-7: Festival attendees
Image 8: Arielle Spence (2017 festival director)
Image 9: Leanne Dunic
Image 10: Jónína Kirton
Image 11: Juliane Okot Bitek

Header Photos by Joy Muriel and Alyssa Hirose