Performer Bios - 2011

Marlow Gunteman

posted May 22, 2012, 7:22 PM by Bonnie Nish   [ updated May 22, 2012, 7:22 PM by Natasha Boskic ]

Marlow Gunterman is a Vancouver-based writer who is heavily influenced by misfits and her family’s historical presence in the Kootney town of Beaton. She is earning her Bachelor of Creative Writing at Kwantlen University where she has been published in The Runner and Pulp Mag. She also co-owns the new and upcoming online literary and art magazine tilted Misfit Lit. In her outside time she is a hoop dancer and has travelled as far as Russia for ballet workshops.

Daryl Stennett

posted May 22, 2012, 7:16 PM by Bonnie Nish   [ updated May 22, 2012, 7:19 PM by Natasha Boskic ]

Daryl Stennett was born in Cornwall, Ontario and raised in Oakville, Ontario and North Delta, B.C. An active member of the Burnaby Writers Society, he serves as 2nd Vice-President, is a member of the popular BWS Annual Writing Competition committee, and for two years Emceed their Spoken Ink open mike night.


Daryl is a former consultant turned writer and is author of Behind the Steam: the inside story of the Gastown Steam Clock. As a business systems troubleshooter and computer planning consultant, Daryl knows how to dig beneath the surface and discover what is really going on. Since turning his curiosity loose on the Vancouver icon, he has wormed, winnowed, sifted, and analyzed public records and private memories to find how the improbable Gastown Steam Clock  came to be.

In 2011, he self-published Behind the Steam  and is now learning the complexities of promoting a book in the modern world. Behind the Steam is the first of a planned series of “Behind the Scenes” stories.

Peter Hansen

posted Aug 11, 2011, 4:12 PM by Kim Nayyer   [ updated Aug 11, 2011, 4:13 PM by Natasha Boskic ]

I am a personal injury lawyer and a toastmaster. I am married with two children. I live in Port Moody. I am writing a novel entitled Eye In The Dark, and a book of poetry entitled Excavations of the Dialogues, from which I intend to read a poem entitled Upon This Stone.

Bill Bisset a.k.a bill bisset

posted Aug 11, 2011, 6:59 AM by Kim Nayyer   [ updated Aug 11, 2011, 7:06 AM by Natasha Boskic ]

I put out my first set of poems in 1964. I called Guns of the West. The next was Hochelaga in 1970. A poetic community urged on by b.b.and others developed a lot of poetry readings. We raved out heads out. In 1969 I self-published Practical Knowledge at a Canada Council funded artists centre called "Intermedia". A copy used to be in the Vancouver Public Art Gallery.

First book with ISBN number Westerns (1975) Air Press, Bertrand La Chance a collection of previous books. Lost Language (1982) ed. Daphne Marlatt and Ingrid Klassen by Coach House Press, Toronto, Ontario, another collection of new and old. Mona made a beautiful chapbook for me, Fire in the Cove (2001). In the 90's I self published Lac Lake, Boatload to Atlantis and Styx on my new printer and computer. Rolf Maurer at New Star Books published Backup to Babylon in 2006 and Subway Under Byzantium including smaller collections in 2008. Have been planning a new collection but get sidelined.

Christine Leclerc

posted Aug 10, 2011, 1:28 PM by Kim Nayyer   [ updated Aug 10, 2011, 1:30 PM by Natasha Boskic ]

Christine Leclerc is a Vancouver-based author and activist. Her first book of poems, Counterfeit, was published by Capilano University Editions in 2008. She also co-facilitates The Enpipe Line, over 47,000 kilometers of poetry written in resistance to the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines, which resides at and is being published by Creekstone Press.

Al Mader

posted Aug 10, 2011, 1:26 PM by Kim Nayyer   [ updated Aug 10, 2011, 1:26 PM by Natasha Boskic ]

"The Minimalist Jug Band" has opened for bands such as They Might Be Giants and Nick Cave. He has toured across Canada with pioneering indie artist, Petunia and has been a member of several Vancouver Poetry Slam teams.

A musician, a story teller, a man with his heart on his scarf, this is a performance not to be missed.

Eva Waldauf

posted Aug 10, 2011, 1:20 PM by Kim Nayyer   [ updated Aug 10, 2011, 1:22 PM by Natasha Boskic ]

Eva Waldauf lives in Vancouver. She’s been a visual Artist for over 20 years and a Poet for 9 years. Eva’s been a featured Poet in Vancouver (Summer Dreams Literary Fest., Art of Word, Twisted Poets, Mashed Poetics), and Poetic Justice, New Westminster. She’s published in several anthologies including What Would Jesus Do? (Pooka Press 2011). In 2011 Eva’s first chapbook, “Howling Heart” was published. Eva’s Poem Hot Cherry Man was published in Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine in 2010.

James Lewis

posted Aug 10, 2011, 1:18 PM by Kim Nayyer   [ updated Aug 10, 2011, 1:19 PM by Natasha Boskic ]

James was born in Vancouver  Canada to an engineer father and artist mother. He grew up in North Vancouver. For twenty-five years he worked as an ironworker across western Canada and now works as a systems analyst in Vancouver. He’s had two plays produced and his poetry published. He’s also read poetry, short stories, and excerpts from his novels on radio and television.

Rob Taylor

posted Aug 5, 2011, 7:31 AM by Kim Nayyer   [ updated Aug 5, 2011, 7:32 AM by Natasha Boskic ]

Rob Taylor lives in East Vancouver with his wife, Marta. He is the author of the poetry collection The Other Side of Ourselves (Cormorant Books, 2011), the manuscript of which won the 2010 Alfred G. Bailey Prize. His poems have appeared in over forty journals, magazines and anthologies. More of his work can be found on his website:

Hal Wake

posted Aug 4, 2011, 9:01 PM by Kim Nayyer   [ updated Aug 5, 2011, 10:54 PM by Natasha Boskic ]

Hal Wake
Hal Wake has been engaged with the literary community in Canada for more than 30 years. He has conducted on-stage interviews with Alice Munro, Jonathan Safran Foer, Simon Winchester, Sharon Olds and Anne Michaels amongst many others. In the mid '80's he was the book producer for the most influential public radio program in Canada, Morningside with Peter Gzowski. He has hosted or moderated hundreds of literary events at Festivals in Vancouver, Victoria, New York, London, Melbourne and Sydney Australia. His reviews have appeared in the Georgia Straight, Globe and Mail, and the Vancouver Sun. He is currently the Artistic Director of the Vancouver International Writers Festival.

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