|Author Of The Month|
Welcome to the Kegedonce Press Authors Directory. Here you will find Author Bio's and Reviews for all of our wonderful authors.
Joanne Arnott is an award winning Metis writer from Manitoba. Born in 1960, in Winnipeg, she studied at the University of Windsor, in Ontario. She has lived on the west coast since 1982.
Her first book of poetry, Wiles of Girlhood won the Gerald Lampert Award in 1992. Other books include: My Grass Cradle, Breasting the Waves: On Writing & Healing, and the children's book, Ma MacDonald.
John McDonald is a writer, artist, musician and playwright of Plains Cree blood from north-western Saskatchewan. He is a sixth-generation direct descendant of Chief Mistawasis of the Plains Cree, signer of Treaty 6 at Fort Carlton, and part of the Dreaver dynasty of chiefs and politicians.
His maternal grandfather was acclaimed Metis leader Jim Brady. It was from this heritage of powerful and learned men than John developed his love for history and the written word, as well as an insatiable thirst for knowledge that has been present since childhood.
Joseph is a Kwantlen poet, playwright and father from the Fort Langley band in British Columbia. He received a Diploma in Performing Arts from Algonquin College and studied Theatre and Direction at the University of Ottawa. His produced plays include Shake (published by skyuks press 2003.), Crackers and Soup (1994), No Totem for My Story (1995), Where Two Rivers Meet (1995), and Please Don't Touch the Indians (1998).
"I believe she is one of the best up-and-coming younger writers in North America and I am always watching to see what she is doing.”
Joy Harjo, 1999
Kateri is an Anishnaabe writer of mixed ancestry from the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation.
She lives and works at Neyaashiinigmiing, Cape Croker Reserve on the Saugeen Peninsula in southwestern Ontario.
Lesley Belleau was born and raised in Garden River First Nations, located outside of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario.
She is Ojibway and holds an M.A in English Literature and Creative Writing.
She writes fiction, poetry, plays and spoken word pieces as well thatshe has performed on and off-stage.