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Simon Turner’s Reading and Music Recommendations

Simon Turner’s poetry has been published by Plenitude Magazine and bird, buried press. They participated in Arc Poetry Magazine’s 2020/21 poet-in-residence mentorship program, have had four plays staged in Peterborough, and a short story in We Shall Be Monsters (Renaissance Press). They live in Ottawa, masquerading as a PhD student. Simon's poem "It’s Almost Like a Fishy Mammal" is featured in the Spring 2022 issue of The Fiddlehead. Order your copy today!

Anuja Varghese’s Reading Recommendation

Anuja Varghese is a QWOC Pushcart-nominated writer based in Hamilton, ON. Her work appears in Hobart, The Malahat Review, Humber Literary Review, Plenitude Magazine, and others. She recently completed a collection of short stories and is working on a debut novel. Find her on TwitterInstagram, or on the web. Her story "Stories in the Language of the Fist" was published in the The Fiddlehead BIPOC Solidarities issue. Order your copy today!

Melinda Burns' Reading Recommendation

Melinda Burns is a writer and a psychotherapist in Guelph, Ontario. She is the daughter of a Mohawk mother and an English father. Her fiction won first prize in the 2001 Toronto Star Short Story contest. She has published writing in Canadian Notes & Queries, The New Quarterly, and Grain. Her creative nonfiction piece "Deathly Afraid" appeared in the BIPOC Solidarities issue of The Fiddlehead. Order your copy today!

James X. Wang's Reading Recommendation

James X. Wang is a writer and physician who began writing in earnest in 2019. He is a Chinese-Canadian settler on the unceded homeland of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples, later known as Vancouver. He belongs to the writing group Harbour Centre Five. His work has appeared in Arc and his poem "Fossils" is featured in the BIPOC Solidarities issue of The Fiddlehead. Order your copy today!

Carmina Ravanera's Reading Recommendation

Carmina Ravanera is a writer and researcher of Filipino and Indian descent. Her fiction has been published in Room and her articles have appeared in several publications including Policy Options and Corporate Knights. Carmina has lived in both London, Ontario and London, UK, and now resides in Toronto. 

Carmina's story "Beach Day" was featured in the BIPOC Solidarities issue of The Fiddlehead. To read the story and more order your copy today!

Linda Trinh’s Listening Recommendation

Linda Trinh is a Vietnamese Canadian author who writes nonfiction and fiction for adults and children. She explores identity, cultural background, and spirituality. Her work has appeared in anthologies and literary magazines, including The Fiddlehead's BIPOC Solidarities issue, and has been nominated for two National Magazine Awards. She lives in Winnipeg / Treaty 1. Twitter: @LindaYTrinh  

Joylyn Chai's Reading & Documentary Recommendations

Joylyn Chai is a Chinese-Jamaican Canadian educator, artist, and writer. Joylyn teaches English to new immigrants and refugees in Toronto. Her work has appeared in RigorousThin Air Magazine, and is forthcoming in This Magazine. Her creative nonfiction essay "It’s No Big Deal. Not Really." appeared in the BIPOC Solidarities issue of The Fiddlehead

Kirti Bhadresa's Reading Recommendation

Kirti Bhadresa is a settler living in Calgary/ Moh’kinsstis on Treaty 7 territory. She has been recently published in the Quarantine Review, Short Edition’s 300+ short story dispensers, and Thin Air Magazine. In 2021, Kirti graduated from Own Voices Alberta, a mentorship program for emerging writers. Kirti's story "Daksha Takes the Cake" is featured in the new BIPOC Solidarities issue of The Fiddlehead. www.beingkirti.com 

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