Meet the Writers



New Voices

Carleigh Baker is a Métis/Icelandic writer whose debut short story collection, Bad Endings, won the 2017 City of Vancouver Book Award and was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Her creative writing, poetry, and book reviews have appeared in a number of literary journals and newspapers across the country. 

Tenille Campbell is a Dene and Métis author and photographer from English River First Nation in Northern Saskatchewan. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and is currently working on a PhD at the University of Saskatchewan. Her debut collection of poetry, #IndianLovePoems, has been nominated for a Saskatchewan Book Award.

The 2018 New Voices event has been programmed by and will be hosted by Cherokee writer and scholar, Daniel Heath Justice, whose latest book is Why Indigenous Literatures Matter. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture at UBC and lives in Halfmoon Bay, BC.