Just a night’s sleep away from our Ask an Expert event! Tune in tomorrow, 12-4 pm. It’s all online, making it easier to interact with our panel of experienced writers. And here’s the last of our experts’ bios! Without further ado, Nick Thran, Charlotte Cranston, and Colin Matty:
Nick Thran’s most recent collection of poems is Mayor Snow (Nightwood Editions, 2015). His previous collection, Earworm, won the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. Born in Prince George, British Columbia, Nick has lived and worked in various towns and cities across the country. He works as a poetry editor for Brick Books, and is currently the 2015-2016 Canadian Writer-in-Residence at the University of Calgary.
Charlotte Cranston is Edmonton’s first Youth Poet Laureate. In addition to being a poet, she is a workshop facilitator, an occasional princess, and a two-time member of the Edmonton Slam Team, which competes nationally at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. Her work has been published in The 40 Below Project Volume II, The Glass Buffalo, The Gateway Magazine, and several online publications. Currently she runs a youth poetry meetup series called Young Edmonton Poets, or YEP! She loves the smell of lilacs and the sound of distant lawnmowers.
Colin Matty is a playwright, poet, performer, and enthusiast of wordplay in all its forms. He first began his journey with WordsWorth and the Writers’ Guild in 2011, and has since come to appreciate the incredible passion and power of the community of young writers it brings together. While not scheming ways to make the experiences at camp even more magical, Colin runs his best ideas through a typewriter and gives them to strangers on the street.This is his second year as camp Director, and he hopes this year’s WordsWorth will be the freshest yet!
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