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The Authors of MRU's Write Club

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Bailey Wilson

Bailey Wilson is a 24-year-old queer, disabled writer attempting to navigate life through her writing. She is a first-year English major working towards her BA at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta. Bailey enjoys writing both fiction and poetry and tries to infuse her works with a touch of humour. She is a fan of the fantasy and science fiction genres, currently working on a story based on Celtic mythology. In her spare time, Bailey enjoys video games, reading, drawing, board games, and video editing.

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Ben Curtis

Ben is a Filipino-Canadian student from Calgary, Alberta currently enrolled in their second year at MRU in the Criminal Justice program. They are an avid hockey fan and have experience as a hockey blogger reporting on the Nashville Predators. They write both fiction and poetry, including an in progress horror novel set in northern BC. Their inspirations include Ann Patchett, Yiyun Li, and Mary Shelley.

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Benjamin Urquhart

Ben is Treasurer of the Write Club, and a second year English student at Mount Royal University. He was born in Hong Kong in 2002, and lived there for a year until his family returned to Calgary. He mainly writes fiction, and enjoys a variety of genres, particularly fantasy, epics, science fiction, and anything to do with mythology. In his spare time, Ben enjoys reading, writing, film/television, games, and exercise.

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Caden Breen

Caden Breen is an emerging author and poet. Who is currently pursuing a degree in English. Born and raised in Calgary, Caden’s literary journey was cemented at the age of twelve. When he won the Calgary Turning Points essay award. These days, Caden can be found writing works regarding the human experience and all the complications that come with it. Generally, the context of his work ranges from nuances of early twenties mental health to the socio-economic state of the world. When Caden isn’t writing, he enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and his dogs Jersey and Patrick. As well as listening to a wide range of contemporary rap music and playing Rugby. Having played since he was just six years old.

You can find more of Caden’s work, and contact him at his website www.cadenswords.ca.

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Campton Hancock

Campton Hancock is the Vice President of Social Media and Marketing for the Write Club, and is an aspiring novelist most often recognized for her short stories about family, dystopia, and disfunction. Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Campton is a public relations practitioner by day and a deeply reflective creator by night. Read more about Campton’s work on her WordPress.

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Chandler Christie

Born in May 1995, Chandler Christie grew up in Nanton, Alberta where his interest in creative writing flourished from an interest in general science fiction. After graduating, he was inspired to enroll at MRU to develop his authorial skills, with the intent of becoming published in the future. Having already completed the honours’ seminar. He currently has several other works in progress that he hopes to have published in the years to come. Chandler is grateful that his academic studies have enable this creative freedom to express why creative expression is important in the modern media landscape. He currently lives in Calgary, close of his family who have been supportive of his creative endeavours.

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Christina Jarmics

Christina Jarmics is a student at Mount Royal University, although her studies are leading her towards a bachelor’s degree in marketing, she has a passion for writing literature that stems from childhood. Christina was born and raised in Calgary and most of her written work is related to her own experiences and the places around her.

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Constance Yu

Connie Yu is a 27-year-old poet, Secretary of the Write Club, and social worker aiding the vulnerable population, residing in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She currently pursues a degree in sociology at Mount Royal University. Along with her love for poetry, Connie enjoys capturing the beauty of the world through photography. Her poems often reflect her many observations on the human experience and the emotions that come with it. Yu dedicates her life to helping people and animals of all kinds. When she isn’t writing, Yu enjoys art galleries, rock climbing, and very long baths.

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Danaë Webb

Danaë Webb was born in South Africa before immigrating to the city of Calgary in the late 2000’s. She is an avid reader, aspiring writer, and is currently working towards a BA in English at Mount Royal University in Calgary. She hopes to become an editor after attaining her degree. She enjoys classic and contemporary literature, Greek mythology and artwork, aswell as many other creative pursuits such as, music, photography and dance. Danaë’s writings are examinations of girlhood, identity, religion, the mundane human experience and dissections of her life as a third-culture kid.

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Eduardo Picazo

Eduardo Picazo is a 23 year old student currently studying English at Mount Royal University. He was born in Mexico and moved to Canada young. An aspiring writer of fiction even as a young boy, Eddy has been creating stories in his head before he decided to write them down. His inspirations come from the things he loves: stories and mediums of stories. Video games, movies, books and tabletop RPGs are all things Eduardo happily enjoys. When he is not studying the things he likes and procrastinating any sort of work (including writing), he can be found petting his dog, Casper.

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Em Brown

Em is a non-binary, queer, proudly disabled human being. They have been writing poetry in some form since the fifth grade. They have always used poetry as a way “to better understand myself, the world around me, and how I fit into said world.” They are former Vice President of Innovation and Outreach for Write Club.

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Felix Da Costa Gomez

Felix is a Canadian writer originally from Venezuela who is currently in their second year of an English degree. Their dream is to become an author, which they plan to pursue more vigorously once they have completed their academic studies. Felix’s focus is on fiction pieces, with their latest work in progress being a Western trilogy set in both the American Northwest and Southwestern Canada spanning from the 1880s to the late 1910s. In addition to writing fiction, Felix has also recently discovered a newfound respect for poetry as an art form to express emotions, drawing on personal life experiences such as anarchy, reminiscence, and adolescent shenanigans.

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G. C. McKay

McKay (any pronouns) identifies as Genderfluid. They are currently a General Science major with a passion for art and poetic writing.

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Jana Tzanakos

Jana Tzanakos is originally from Saskatchewan, SK, but has lived in Calgary, AB for nearly ten years now. She is a mother in her last year at Mount Royal University, majoring in an English Honours Degree and minoring in Creative Writing. In her first year, Jana won the Literary Kaleidoscope Society Award. She has been published in wordcitylit.ca and in a project by Natalie Meisner called This Might Help (thismighthelp.ca). She was shortlisted for FREEFALL Magazine’s Annual Prose and Poetry Contest 2023. Jana loves spending time with her family, playing pinball, exercising on the treadmill in her pajamas, and taking trips out to the mountains even though she’s still terrified of bears. Jana believes that writing is a form of healing and a great way to analyze things that are difficult to overcome or confront. She has been a part of the Creative Writing Club, Write Club, and the Film and English Student Society at MRU.

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B. Kenneth Brown

Kenneth Brown is the President of the Write Club, and is a queer Métis writer and open-source web developer. He’s always looking for ways to empower marginalized voices, emphasize stories that matter, and create long-lasting community. He loves researching and writing a wide variety of genre, from poetry to creative non-fiction. If you think he can help you with a new opportunity, or you just wanna chat over a cup of decaf coffee. don’t be afraid to shoot him an e-mail at: mail@brennanbrown.ca

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Levi Lewko

Levi Lewko is a Canadian writer born and raised in the Canadian Prairies. He is currently working towards a degree in history, a topic which he is deeply passionate about. He is an avid writer who has a fondness for writing fiction; especially westerns and fantasy set in historically inspired settings. Levi’s works often employ humour and a lighthearted, whimsical tone to provide the reader with an enjoyable experience.

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Liza Pamintuan

Liza is a first-year psychology student with a big love for writing. She often spends her free time creating self-indulgent works, original fiction and poetry. She loves to create works where she can see herself in them, either with sapphic relationships or parts of her Filipino heritage. They cannot wait to share their work with their peers and everyone else who will listen!

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Marcus Vertodazo

Mark (Marcus) Vertodazo is a Filipino-Canadian born in Calgary and raised within the South East neighborhoods of Forest Lawn. He is a full time student at Mount Royal University, majoring in Sociology while pursuing a minor in Creative Writing. Creatively, he identifies first as a Spoken Word Poet. He is also currently the VP of Outreach and Relations for MRU’s Write Club. In his free time, Marcus spends his days getting lost in random neighborhoods on his skateboard, loitering in libraries and bookstores, and binge listening to an artist’s entire discography. His overall dream is to become an officially recognized poet laureate.

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Neamat Ahmed

Neamat Ahmed, aged 19, is currently immersed in her second year of Public Relations studies. From her earliest ability to wield a pen, writing has been her sanctuary. Within the realm of language, she discovers her greatest freedom, assembling her thoughts with finesse. While Neamat finds solace in romantic tales and prose adorned with happy endings, her pen gravitates toward the complexities of human emotion beyond the confines of romance. She believes that crafting narratives rooted in reality, when executed skillfully, possesses an enthralling allure.

Refusing to confine herself to a single genre, Neamat revels in the challenge of exploring diverse storytelling avenues. One particular piece she has penned delves into the sensation of displacement and the longing for companionship—a theme she believes deserves greater exploration. In her writing journey, Neamat seeks not only to captivate but to offer insights into the less-examined facets of human experience. She extends her hopes that readers will find resonance and enjoyment within her words.

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Robbi Fender

Robbi Fender, is a 32-year-old cisgender Métis woman who is employed as a Workforce Advisor while completing a Non-Profit Management certificate with Mount Royal University. Robbi’s passion for writing has been her creative outlet for many years while she sought to organize and understand her mental illnesses. Robbi was instructed at a young age to produce poetry that was lighter and broadened towards more relatable circumstances. She has grown to understand that her poetic insights around mental illness could be relatable to the right reader but has also worked on expanding her subject matter. Robbi is a lifelong learner and hopes to continue writing while in pursuit of her future endeavours.

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Ryan Norris

Ryan Richard Norris was born and raised in Calgary Alberta, living there all his life except for a year abroad with his family in the Dominican Republic and a year long trip as a missionary in Florida. Ryan reads fantasy, but won’t say no to anything he finds that is compelling, interesting or fun. He has played sports all his life, starting with hockey, a brief stint as a lacrosse goalie that ended before he wanted it to, and now has played rugby for the last five years. This is his first real attempt at writing a novel, having written many short stories and poems before this. His inspirations lie in authors such as Brandon Sanderson, Terry Goodkind, Christopher Paolini, Agatha Christie, and many more.

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Scott Lawson

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Sean Feeney

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Emma Ward

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Farheen Agoro

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Jordan Zubot

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Natasha Arlyne Day Tamez

Natasha was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico. When she was 14, she went to boarding school in Texas to learn English, following that, she moved to Calgary and finished high school here. She an amazing partner, Francisco, and her daughter is the love of her life, Amèlie.

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Yuvraj Bhashin