Susan J. Atkinson

Susan J. Atkinson (National Capital Region Branch) will join five award-winning Ottawa Poets to finally celebrate their debut collections in person that were published during the lockdowns in 2020 and 2021. Join Susan, Jacqueline Bourque, Conyer Clayton, Doris Fiszer, and Deborah-Anne Tunney as they read at Redbird Live, 1165 Bank Street, Ottawa.

Susan Mockler

Susan Mockler’s (Member at Large) memoir, Fractured, detailing her experiences of acquired physical disability following a car accident that left her partially paralyzed, was released by Second Story Press in September 2022. Fractured is an illuminating look at healthcare, ableism, and Susan’s acceptance of the mantle of disability activist.

Michael Gates

Michael Gates (Member at Large) celebrated the launch of his seventh book, Hollywood in the Klondike (Harbour Publishing), with about 100 attendees on October 4 in Whitehorse, YT. After a short reading, there was a musical performance by Danchic Duo, and the screening of silent films accompanied by Whitehorse musician Annie Avery on piano.