Ian Orti is a Canadian writer who travels extensively. He writes books which sometimes win awards and frequently writes articles and columns in magazines, as well as the occasional story or poem in a literary journal. He still has yet to forgive Kerry Fraser.
Mike Spry is the former Programs Director of Summer Literary Seminars, and a writer, editor, and columnist who has written for The Toronto Star, Maisonneuve, and The Smoking Jacket, among others, and contributes to MTV’s PLAY with AJ. He is the author of JACK (Snare Books, 2008), which was shortlisted for the 2009 Quebec Writers’ Federation A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry, and he was longlisted for the 2010 Journey Prize. His most recent work is Distillery Songs (Insomniac Press, 2011), which was shortlisted for the 2012 ReLit Award. Bourbon & Eventide is forthcoming in 2014 from Invisible Publishing.
Dave Jaffer has written for Hour Magazine, the Ottawa XPress, FFWD, Spinner, and the Huffington Post, among others. He lives in Toronto, works in advertising, and is addicted to fantasy baseball.
Avi Goldberg is a sociologist who teaches full time at Vanier College and part time at Concordia University in Montreal. His early areas of specialization were in political sociology and social movements but he has more recently shifted his focus to the only slightly less intense concerns of sports, culture, and digital communities. Avi is also a Featured Writer for All Habs digital magazine. There, he applies his “expertise” in hockey to writing on the Montreal Canadiens, the NHL, and hockey fandom. Avi is a partner to Lori and a father to Ruby. You can follow Avi on Twitter @AviGoldberg.
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David McGimpsey was born and raised in Montreal. He is the author of five acclaimed collections of poetry, including Sitcom which was a ﬁnalist for both the A.M. Klein Prize and the ReLit Award. David is also the author of the award-winning study Imagining Baseball: America’s Pastime and Popular Culture, and writes a regular humour column for Montreal’s Matrix magazine and the “Sandwich of the Month” column as a contributing editor for EnRoute. David teaches creative writing and literature at Concordia University. His most recent work, Li’L Bastard was named a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry. Follow Dave on Twitter or Tumblr.