Hayward, Colin

Avid writer and traveler. For many years he was a professor of theatre at Cambrian College in Sudbury, and still freelances as a director, lighting designer, and actor.

Del Papa, Matthew

Matthew Del Papa lives in Capreol. He is a graduate of Laurentian University. A lifelong bibliophile he has amassed a collection of 3,000+ science fiction and fantasy novels (not counting e-books).

His writing focuses mainly on science fiction, fantasy, and light mystery novels, but dabbles with various shorter pieces, including genre stories and humorous non-fiction. He has been published in several small magazines and newspapers (such as Highgrader, Sulphur, Commuter Lit, The Valley Meteor, The Capreol Press, and Capreol OnLine). His non-fiction piece, ‘The Capreol High Ghost,’ was featured in Dundurn Press’s recent anthology Spooky Sudbury (edited by Mark Leslie and Jenny Jelen).

Matthew has self-published four books — The Legend of Capreol Red: Stories From a Railroad Town, Nursing Doubts, Green Eyes Through Capreol: More Stories From a Railroad Town, and  Creepy Capreol

Armstrong, Kelley

Kelley Armstrong is a writer, primarily of fantasy novels since 2001. She has published thirty-one fantasy novels to date, thirteen in her Women of the Otherworld series, five in her Cainsville series, two in her Rockton series, three in her Darkest Powers series, three in her Darkness Rising trilogy and three in the Age of Legends series, and three stand-alone teen thrillers. She has also published three middle-grade fantasy novels in the Blackwell Pages trilogy, with co-author Melissa Marr. As well, she is the author of three crime novels, the Nadia Stafford trilogy. She has also written several serial novellas and short stories for the Otherworld series, some of which are available free from her website.

Aubin, Daniel

Battigelli, Rosanna Micelotta

Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli is an executive member of the AICW (Association of Italian-Canadian Writers) and a professional member of the Canadian Authors Association. She is a charter member and past president of the Sudbury Writers’ Guild (SWG). She is also an alumna of The Humber School for Writers, and her fiction has appeared in over a dozen Canadian anthologies, including Sudbury Ink (SWG),  Along the 46th (Latitude 46 Publishing) and A SECOND COMING: Canadian Migration Fiction (Guernica Editions). Her latest stories appear in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Teachers and in VIA’s (Voices in Italian Americana) special issue dedicated to contemporary Italian folktales (Bordighera Press).

Rosanna’s novel La Brigantessa, awarded an Ontario Arts Council Writers’ Works in Progress Grant, will be published by Toronto’s Inanna Publications in fall 2018. Rosanna will have two books published by Harlequin UK in spring and summer 2018, and one of her children’s stories  has recently been accepted by a Canadian publisher with a fall 2018 release. Her short stories will appear in three anthologies in 2018.

Bingham, Jenny

Jenny Bingham has participated in writing and spoken word circles in the Sudbury community. After she joined the Open Mic Night at the Mackenzie Library, she became a member of the Sudbury Writer’s Guild’s different Inner Writer’s Circle’s: Novel writing, Screen writing, as well as the Capreol Writer’s Group. She enjoyed presenting her work in events such as: Twisted Tails on the CKLU radio station, Terror Train Spoken word event in Capreol, Ontario, and participated in Sudbury’s 2017 Winter Art Crawl at Spoken Word event hosted at One Sky – Fine Goods art gallery. She looks forward to publishing her new work in the near future.

Breton, Natalie

Originaire de Sudbury, Ontario, Natalie Breton enseigne dans une école primaire depuis 15 ans. Grande passionnée des mots et de la lecture, elle en est déjà à son sixième album jeunesse. Elle écrit aussi des rubriques et des récits pour des magazines jeunesse.

  • Animation
  • Atelier de création (jeunesse)
  • Enseignement
  • Lectures publiques
  • Organisation d’événements


Buse, Dieter

Dieter is a professor emeritus (History), and author/editor of numerous publications in modern European and Canadian history, including art history and the well-received local study, Come on Over: Northeastern Ontario.  He has been on many boards, including those of legal clinics and art galleries.

Campbell, Heather

Writer, organizer of Wordstock Literary Festival, and publisher at Latitude 46 Publishing.

Cannon, Kristan

Kristan was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario and educated in North Bay and Toronto.

She is a staunch supporter of literacy, reading, and young writer’s programs.  She also holds a current membership with the Indi Writer’s Network and is a member of the NaNoWriMo Ambassador’s program.

When not researching or writing, Kristan exists for sailing on the local lakes, painting, and outdoor sports until the snow and ice locks her boat on shore at which point she moves to EVE Online and creating cosplay.

Cardiff, Evelyn

Evelyn Cardiff is a distance member of the Sudbury Writers Guild. She lives in Gore Bay, on  Manitoulin Island, and writes a mix of fiction and non-fiction. She published her first collection late 2017 titled From the Banks of Bickel’s Creek. For several years, her humorous memoir pieces were published in High Grader Magazine. Evelyn is also a member of the Manitoulin Writers’ Circle.

Case, George

Author of several books, as well as numerous articles which have appeared in newspapers, magazines, anthologies, and online.  My titles include Silence Descends: The End of the Information Age, 2000-2500 (1997), Jimmy Page:  Magus, Musician, Man (2007), Arcadia Borealis:  Childhood and Youth In Northern Ontario (2008), Out of Our Heads: Rock ‘n’ Roll Before the Drugs Wore Off (2010), Led Zeppelin FAQ (2011), Dumbing Down Dissent: Fads and Fallacies in Political Discourse (2011), Calling Dr. Strangelove: The Anatomy and Influence of the Kubrick Masterpiece (2014), and Here’s To My Sweet Satan: How the Occult Haunted Music, Movies and Pop Culture, 1966-1980 (2016).

Charron, Suzanne F.

Enseignante, agente de communication, gestionnaire, bénévole, auteure

Cole, William

As the owner of Bitter Bill’s Ice Cream Parlour in Val Caron, William Cole devotes a lot of energy to running his small business. In his limited spare time, though, he’s become an author. He has a three-book publishing deal with the American publishing company Limitless Publishing. He currently has two books published; Love Lonely and Who Lies Beside Me.

Coleman Brown, Lisa

Lisa is a Sudbury-based author.

Some of her short stories have been published: “Not the Basement!” in the anthology CREEPY CAPREOL, “The Fartologist” in CREEPY CAPREOL JR., “An Interruption at the Door” and “For Jane it was Strange” in SUDBURY INK. She co-wrote with Mat Del Papa the story “Glutton for Attention” in CREEPY CAPREOL JR., and the novelette “Nightmare at the North Pole” commissioned for the Terror Train event by the Northern Ontario Railway Museum.

Lisa continues to write plays and short stories and is a member of the Sudbury Writers’ Guild since 2012, and is an emerging artist supporting member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada.

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Sudbury Irish Arts Association Inc.

CCE SIAAI concerns itself with the development of an environment conducive to: promoting traditional Irish music and arts in all forms; promoting, in particular, the playing of the harp and uilleann pipes locally; promoting Irish traditional dancing and singing with the traditional music; fostering and promoting the use of the Irish language; creating a closer bond among all lovers of Irish music and culture.

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Sudbury Irish Arts Association Inc. (a non-profit, charitable organization) was originally formed on March 17, 1996 under the name Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Sudbury Branch. Since the begining, we have produced 14 Irish Celtic fairs, and ran a variety of weekly programs, large community shows (e.g. Echoes of Erin) and preformed in countless venues.  We also train local adult singers, dancers and speakers of Irish, and also children to dance, sing, speak Irish, Irish crafts, do plays, and play fiddles and tin whistles.  Our programs are provided on a weekly basis to children, youth and adults.  We also run a week long Irish Summer school.

Constantineau, Vera

Vera Constantineau is an award winning, internationally published short fiction writer and poet with a past history in humour writing. Her latest venture is a collection of short fiction titled, Daisy Chained. Vera earned a Creative Writing Certificate at Loyalist college in Belleville and is a firm believer in workshops, in the past she has upped her writing game by absorbing the knowledge of instructors Nino Ricci, Rosemary Aubert, (the late) Paul Quarrington, Susan McMaster, and Brian Henry.

In addition to being a member and past president of the Sudbury Writers’ Guild, Vera is a member of Haiku Canada, WCDR, CAA, and the Manitoulin Writers’ Circle.

Costello, Sean

Sean Costello is the author of eight novels and numerous screenplays. His novel Here After has been optioned to film by David Hackl, director of Saw V.

Depending on the whims of his muse, Costello’s novels alternate between two distinct genres: Horror and Thriller. His horror novels have drawn comparisons to the works of Stephen King, and his thrillers to those of Elmore Leonard.

In the real world he’s an anesthesiologist, but, if asked, he’d tell you he’d much rather be writing. All eight of his titles are currently available as ebooks, wherever ebooks are sold.

Crowe, Lacey

Suspense/Thriller/Horror Author

Daniel, Danielle

Sudbury-based writer, artist and illustrator.

deGroot, Renny

Renny deGroot is a first generation Canadian of Dutch parents. She studied English Literature at Trent University and creative writing at Ryerson University. She has written the lyrics for a song which has been recorded twice, has had her work appear in various poetry and short story collections and is a novelist. Her debut novel, Family Business, was shortlisted for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, 2015.  Her second novel, After Paris, is also Historical Fiction.

deMeulles, Ric

Ellsworth, Courtney

Courtney Ellsworth (Alsop) resides in Sudbury, Ontario, and is a member of the Sudbury Writers’ Guild since 2017. She is a librarian by day, writer by night, and a volunteer on a crisis line. She is currently working on She Came From the Sea, a horror novel involving mermaids, murder, and terrible decisions.

Publications include the short story “The Sweet Smells” in The White Rabbit Quarterly, Vallum’s 2015 Spring Haiku Honourable Mention, and book and video game reviews in the Surreal Grotesque magazine.

Fay, Ignatius

Ignatius Fay is a retired invertebrate paleontologist who began writing haiku and related forms of poetry primarily for his own pleasure and as a means of personal expression.

Fisher, Karen (Kari)

« I write big books to make up for the fact that I’m only 4’11. »

Kari Fisher is an author, poet and dog groomer who has made Northern Ontario her home. She is a fan of many different types of literature and music, and spends her days shaving dogs or writing while sipping coffee, which she is hopelessly addicted to.

Disorganized and clumsy, Kari rarely ever wears matching socks.

She encourages her readers to view her characters as she does–after a glass of red wine.

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Gilhula, Vicki

Vicki Gilhula is associate publisher and editor of Sudbury Living Magazine has worked in journalism in Sudbury for three decades.  She has been a member of the Sudbury Arts Council for many years, and one of the founders of the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts event.

Golas, Irene

Irene Golas has published poetry in many of the most respected haiku and tanka journals, including Acorn, Eucalypt, Frogpond, The Heron’s Nest, Ribbons, and Simply Haiku. Her work has also appeared in Carpe Diem: Canadian Anthology of Haiku; Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka (2010) and several Red Moon Press anthologies. In 2012, she and Ignatius Fay published Breccia, a collection of selected and new haiku and related Japanese poetic forms.

More information about Breccia can be obtained at  Breccia at

Greater Sudbury Public Library (GSPL)

Contact Name: Jessica Watts

The Greater Sudbury Public Library promotes literacy, preserves the past, and explores new ideas in Greater Sudbury. There are many ways the public libraries support arts and culture in the community including: providing art spaces to display visual art, offering spaces for groups to gather and perform, hosting special events and regular library programs, and promoting online through our website and social media. GSPL aims to support local writers by promoting local talent and highlighting works written by local authors. The Main Library also houses a Makerspace open to makers of all ages and we run a regular Maker-in-Residence program that is open to makers who want to share their skills and vision with the community of Greater Sudbury. Through this program we are open to all forms of making and invite applicants from all traditional areas of art, technology and electronics. With 13 locations in the Greater Sudbury area, opportunities to further promote arts and culture to the wider community are possible though the public libraries.

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Heiti, Matthew

Born and living in a meteor crater in Northern Ontario, Matthew has a BFA in acting and an MA in creative writing. He is the author of a novel, The City Still Breathing, as well as several plays. He is currently playwright-in-residence with Pat the Dog Theatre Creation.

Jakelski, Klaus

Klaus Jakelski is a family physican from Sudbury and the author of medical thriller novel Dead Wrong

Kelly, Michael C.

Michael C. Kelly is an author and award-winning educator. He draws his ideas from his experiences as a bar tender at a Royal Canadian Legion, as a commercial paper and foreign exchange trader in Toronto’s financial district, as a regional economic development officer in Northern Ontario, as a college professor, and as a volunteer for various community organizations. His philosophy builds on the notion that the greatest gift one person can give to an other is to pay attention to their existence.

Michael is also a songwriter and performer, having released two CDs – Stories and Histories.

Exireas is his first venture in fiction.

Kleven, Colleen

Colleen Kleven is the award-winner author of The Beginner’s Guide to Chick Night

Kovala, Liisa

Liisa Kovala is a teacher and writer living in Sudbury, Ontario. She is a member of Sudbury Writers’ Guild and has published fiction and non-fiction pieces in, Sudbury Living, Canadian Stories and Canadian Teacher Magazine.

Lalonde, Randolphe

Randolphe completed writing his first novel in the fantasy adventure genre at the age of fifteen and has been writing ever since.

He self published his first novel; Fate Cycle: Sins of the Past in 2004 and after taking a break has begun to release his work again starting with the First Light Chronicles series.

Randolph Lalonde has sold thousands of eBooks to date, enough to keep writing full time. He is deeply grateful for his following of readers and strives to improve his skills to better entertain them. The Spinward Fringe Space Opera series has proven to be his most popular offering.

He currently resides in Sudbury Ontario and manages a chapter a day writing habit.

In his diminishing spare time he reads voraciously, tinkers with design, video editing and reviews the occasional film or television show. A science fiction and fantasy fan, he often comments on the state of the entertainment industry on his website,

Lamothe, Jenny

Jenny Lamothe is a freelance writer in Sudbury, Ontario.  Her clients include Postmedia and Laurentian Publishing, as well as several northern Ontario marketing firms. Her work has been featured by Pearson Education and the CBC, and she continues to indulge her passion for children’s poetry

Latitude 46 Publishing

Latitude 46 Publishing was established in 2015 with a goal to publish distinctive literary works by established and emerging authors with a connection to northern Ontario, as well as narratives about the unique landscape and culture of the region. We seek to uncover the untold stories of the North, both fiction and non-fiction, although we’re equally interested in representing diverse storytellers who can bring ideas and facts to life. Latitude 46 Publishing is located in Sudbury, ON, along the 46th parallel, where founders and publishers Heather Campbell and Laura Stradiotto live and write. Latitude 46 Publishing is a member of the Literary Press Group and Ontario Book Publishers Organization.

Contact Name: Heather Campbell & Laura Stradiotto

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Le Centre franco-ontarien de folklore

Le Centre franco-ontarien de folklore est un chef de file dans le domaine de la conservation et du développement du patrimoine. Les travaux de son fondateur, le père Germain Lemieux, et la réalisation de l’Inventaire du patrimoine franco-ontarien lui ont acquis une renommée enviable. Sa mission est de recueillir, de préserver et de mettre en valeur le patrimoine oral franco-ontarien. Reconnu comme organisme provincial de patrimoine en 1991, le Centre a reçu en 1996 le prix de parcs Canada pour sa contribution à la conservation et à la mise en valeur du patrimoine et, en 2002, le prix Roger-Bernard en reconnaissance de trente ans comme chef de file dans le domaine du folklore et du patrimoine.

Leduc, Tom

Thomas Leduc is currently the President of the Sudbury Writers’ Guild. He was also Poet Laureate of Sudbury, 2014-15. His short stories and poetry have been published in numerus anthologies and Magazines. You can often hear Tom read at the main branch of the Sudbury public library every second Thursday of the month. His first book of poetry “Slagflowers” will be published in the spring of 2019 by Latitude 46 publishing.

Leslie, Mark

Mark Leslie is a Canadian author of horror and speculative fiction. He is the author of the short story collection One Hand Screaming (2004), a collection of short stories and poetry, mostly in the horror genre, the horror novel I, Death, (2014) the thriller Evasion (2014) and the editor of the science fiction anthology North of Infinity II (2006) and horror anthology Campus Chills (2009). Leslie is also the author of Haunted Hamilton: The Ghosts of Dundurn Castle & Other Steeltown Shivers (2012), Spooky Sudbury: True Tales of the Eerie & Unexplained (2013)(co-authored with Jenny Jelen) and Tomes of Terror: Haunted Bookstores and Libraries (2014)

Born and raised in Onaping Falls, Leslie currently resides in Hamilton, Ontario.

Lowe, Mick

Mick Lowe is an award-winning author, journalist, and writer based in Sudbury, Ontario, whose work has appeared in a diverse range of Canadian publications including Maclean’s, Canadian Business, Canadian Lawyer, The Globe and Mail, the Financial Post Magazine and Northern Ontario Business.

Managhan, Tom

Managhan has practised as a clinical psychologist for over 30 years. He lives with his wife, Carol, near Sudbury where he spends his time in private practice, writing, and enjoying nature.

The Bottle Collector is psychologist Tom Managhan’s first novel about a psychologist having a mid-life crisis. Mark Weathers, who is fast approaching 50, feels fraudulent as a psychologist yet is unable to shed his jaded outsider stance. When he is suddenly dumped by the younger married woman he’s been seeing, he hits the tipping point. Leaving his job, he embarks on a solo sailing trip through the Great Lakes, challenging himself either to find a way back into life, or to have the courage to leave it.

Nash, Roger

Inaugural Poet Laureate of the City of Greater Sudbury, and twice President of the League of Canadian Poets, Roger Nash has published seventeen books.

Roger was born in the blitz in London, where he was bombed out of his pram. He grew up in Egypt and Singapore, coming to Canada in 1965. He has degrees from the University of Wales (B.A.), McMaster University (M.A.) ,and the University of Exeter (Ph.D.). He’s Professor Emeritus in the Philosophy Department of Laurentian University, Fellow of Thorneloe University, and Cantor at Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue. In his double term as President of the League of Canadian Poets, he worked with Senator Grafstein to create the position of Canadian Poet Laureate.

Nash has authored nine books of poetry, one of short stories, and three of philosophy, as well as editing four anthologies of poetry. His publishers are from coast to coast in Canada, and in the U.K. His most recent book of poems is Upsidoon (Scrivener Press, 2014). Literary awards include the PEN/O. Henry Prize Story Award (2009), the Canadian Jewish Book Award for Poetry (1997), Arc’s Confederation Poets Prize (1997, 2001), 1st place in Fiddlehead’s Poetry Contest (1994), and 1st place in Prism international’s Poetry Contest (1986). Al Purdy was his poetic mentor.

Overton, Scott

As the host of a radio morning show for most of his 30+ years in broadcasting, Scott Overton entertained and informed thousands of groggy people as they faced each new day. He brings those same skills and perspectives to his writing, which includes science fiction and fantasy, mainstream and thriller fiction, and even a children’s book.

Scott’s debut novel Dead Air was first published by Scrivener Press.

His short stories have been published in On Spec, Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine, AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review, the anthologies Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound, Doomology: The Dawning Of Disasters, Canadian Tales of the Fantastic and elsewhere.

Scott’s a member of the Canadian Authors Association, SFCanada, and a past President of the Sudbury Writers Guild.

Partridge, Shawna Diane

Prise de parole

« Ancrées dans le Nouvel-Ontario, les Éditions Prise de parole appuient les auteurs et les créateurs d’expression françaises au Canada. »

La maison publie romans, récits, contes et nouvelles, poésie et théâtre, ainsi que des études et des essais en sciences humaines et sociales. Elle pérennise ses œuvres les plus marquantes dans la Bibliothèque canadienne-française.Par ses activités de publication et d’animation, elle développe un espace littéraire en français toujours plus dynamique au pays.

La maison publie de 16 à 18 ouvrages par année. Depuis 1973, année de sa fondation, elle a publié plus de quatre cents cinquante titres et quelque cent cinquante auteurs.

Sanders, Bill

Bill Sanders has been working as an arts professional for over 30 years. He was the Technical Director for Rainbow Theatre in Parry Sound in the early 90s and then came back to Sudbury to work backstage at the Sudbury Theatre Centre. In 1993 he secured a full time position at Laurentian University in the Fraser Auditorium. It was at this point that he started to collaborate with Amber J. Hicks acting in Murder Mysteries. He also acted for Windmill Theatre in Lively and then backs at The Sudbury Theatre Centre in Arsenic and Old Lace. The Theatre Centre then asked him to direct in the following summer. Bill cast local actors to perform in Run for Your Wife, which received glowing reviews. He was also working for Theatre Cambrian as Technical director on A Christmas Carol. He has designed set, lights and multimedia for The Trojan Women, Sept 11 th Project, String of Pearls, Macbeth, The Importance of Being Earnest for the Thorneloe Theatre program. He has written 2 plays and co- wrote 9 others, wrote two skit comedy shows and writes all of his own standup comedy. Bill has been doing corporate comedy events for the since 2005. Bill was also on the Board of the Fringe Festival and then performed at the festival in Pounding Nails in the Floor with my Forehead. He is presently a member of ACTRA and is working with Sarah Gartshore on a variety of projects.

Sudbury Writer’s Guild

Sudbury Writers’ Guild Book Club, a book club open to both Guild members and the public, where writers deconstruct, analyze and rejoice in the art of writing. Each year the Writers’ Guild will pick a book from one of their favorite authors to read and then study the art of writing

Taylor, Andy W.

Andy W Taylor was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario before moving to the Greater Toronto Area where he spent several years getting an education and seeking his fame and fortune. After receiving an education, but very little of the latter, he returned to northern Ontario, this time trading his childhood steel town for the mining town of Sudbury.

Andy’s stories explore the “what ifs” of speculative fiction and often taken on fantasy, science fiction, or horror elements as needed. A member of the Sudbury Writers’ Guild since 2007, Andy is a former President of the Guild and enjoys working with the local community of writers to help them achieve their writing potential.

Andy’s short story “Second Harvest” was published in FictionVale’s May 2014 issue called “Episode 3: A Different Outcome”. With elements of alternate history and horror – “Second Harvest” is about a Canadian World War I nurse returning to the homefront and is forced to confront her role in the war. Andy’s short stories “Frozen” and “Mother’s Day” appeared in the Sudbury Writers’ Guild Anthology Sudbury Ink, published in 2016.

In 2017 Andy was one of six people who had poems accepted to be a part of Sudbury’s “Raining Poetry Project”. The poems were painted onto sidewalks around town with a special ink that only appears when wet. Andy’s poem from this project was also published online in the December 2017 edition terra north/nord.

Tye, Shirley

You can contact Shirley at: 705.677.5891 or via email:


Vidito, Brendan

Brendan Vidito is a short story author and novelist from Sudbury Ontario. His work has appeared in several magazines and anthologies including Dead Bait 4, Splatterpunk’s Not Dead, Strange Behaviours: An Anthology of Absolute Luridity and Tragedy Queens: Stories Inspired by Lana Del Rey and Sylvia Plath.

Wickenden, Dave

After 31 years in the Fire Service and attaining the rank of Deputy Fire Chief, Dave retired to write thriller novels full time. He has been a member of the Sudbury Writer’s Guild since 2014.

His first novel, IN DEFENSE OF INNOCENCE will be released in the spring of 2018 and his second, HOMEGROWN will be out in the summer of 2018, both by Crave Press. He also has a short story, BURNING LOVE being published as part of an analogy through Filles Vertes Publishing in the spring of 2018.

Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival

Contact Name: Heather Campbell

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