Anakana Schofield

Anakana Schofield
Anakana Schofield will be at Berton House from July to September 2018. She is working on a complex and inventive story that responds to both Jorge Luis Borges’ “The Library of Babel” and the current housing affordability crisis in Vancouver.

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Carleigh Baker

Carleigh Baker
Carleigh Baker will be at Berton House from January to March 2019. She is working on a novel about unprepared do-gooders facing the Canadian wilderness in an attempt to save the environment, surviving only due to the generosity of the local Indigenous community.


Sarah Mian

Sarah Mian
Sarah Mian will be at Berton House from October to December 2018. She is working on The World in Awful Sleep, a chilling account of a young couple who buy an old church in rural Nova Scotia, causing their relationship to take a dark turn.

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Trish Salah

Trish Salah
Trish Salah will be at Berton House from April to June 2019. She will be working on poetry collection and exploringtransgender fantasies encoded in feminist, autobiographical, and analytical archives and their ramifications for sexual minority subjects.

The Writers


Carleigh Baker, Vancouver, BC
Trish Salah, Toronto, ON


Sandy Pool, Calgary, AB
Lawrence Hill, Hamilton, ON
Anakana Schofield, Vancouver, BC
Sarah Mian, Queensland, NS


Wendi Stewart, Wolfville, NS
Drew Hayden Taylor, Curve Lake, ON
Stacey Matson, Vancovuer, BC


Debra Komar, Summerside, PE
Claire Caldwell, Toronto, ON
Shauntay Grant, Halifax, NS
Shelagh Plunkett, Montreal, QC


Kim Fu, West Vancouver, BC
Emily Pohl-Weary, Toronto, ON
Jacob Scheier, Toronto, ON
Nicole Dixon, New Waterford, NS


Tara Beagan, Toronto, ON
Anik See, Amsterdam, NLD
Alan Cumyn, Ottawa, ON
Clem Martini, Calgary, AB


James FitzGerald, Toronto, ON
Colleen Murphy, Toronto, ON
Melanie Siebert, Victoria, BC
Chris Turner, Calgary, AB


Sherry MacDonald, Vancouver, BC
Joan Thomas, Winnipeg, MB
Tim Falconer, Toronto, ON
Lawrence Hill*, Hamilton, ON
Dan Dowhal*, Toronto, ON


Manjushree Thapa, Toronto, ON
Jacob McArthur Mooney
, Toronto, ON
Jeanne Randolph
, Winnipeg, MB
Sara Tilley, St. John's, NL


Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail, Edmonton, AB
Billeh Nickerson, Toronto, ON
Jeramy Dodds, Fredericton, NB
Mylène Gilbert-Dumas, Sherbrooke, Quebec


Linda Goyette, Edmonton, AB
Pasha Malla, New York, New York
Robert D. Turner, Victoria, BC
Jalal Barzanji, Edmonton, Alberta


Frances Backhouse, Victoria, BC
Elin Kelsey, Bowen Island, BC
Charlotte Gray, Ottawa, Ontario
Monica Graham, Sundridge, Nova Scotia


George Ilsley, Vancouver, BC
Robert Sawyer, Toronto, Ontario
Lisa Pasold, Montreal, Quebec
Julie Burtinshaw, Vancouver, British Columbia


Bruce McDougall, Toronto, Ontario
Phil Hall, Toronto, Ontario
C. E. Gatchalian, Vancouver, BC
Gregory M. Cook, St. John, NB


Charles Wilkins,Thunder Bay, Ontario
Lulu Keating, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Paul McKay, Westport, Ontario


Dick North, Dawson City, Yukon
Brian McKillop, Ottawa, Ontario
Eric Wilson, Victoria, BC


Mark Zuehlke, Victoria, BC
George Fetherling, Vancouver, BC
Jan Thornhill, Sudbury, Ontario


Andrea and David Spalding, Pender Island, BC
Ken McGoogan, Calgary, Alberta
Wayne Curtis, Miramichi, NB


Maureen Hull, Pictou Island, Nova Scotia
Suzanne Harnois, Montreal, Quebec
Benjamin Gallander, Toronto, Ontario
Rachel Manley, Toronto, Jamaica
Steven Heighton, Kingston, Ontario


Kelly Aitken, Toronto, Ontario
Sally Clark, Vancouver, BC
Luanne Armstrong, Vancouver, BC


Julie Brickman, Carlsbad, Ontario
Mansel Robinson, Prince Albert, Alberta
Carmine Starnino, Montreal, Quebec
Darlene St. Pierre, Ladysmith, BC


Michael Kusugak, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut
Tess Fragoulis, Montreal, Quebec
Julie Lawson, Sooke, BC
Yvonne Harris, Whitehorse, Yukon


Andrew Pyper, Toronto, Ontario
Audrey Thomas, Galiano Island, BC


Russell Smith, Toronto, Ontario

*Denotes residency of short duration.

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