Editorial Board

Christine Davet, Founding Editor

This is not Christine’s first stint as an editor.  As deputy director of 3Dmt, the new media centre attached to Concordia University in the late 1980s, she created and edited their international newsletter. During the same period she also wrote features and interviews for the popular media and entertainment magazine: Qui Fait Quoi.

Christine Davet studied theatre and drama in England. She then went on to gain a MA in Writing and Directing Television Drama at London University, where she also taught screenwriting from 1999 to 2001. Located in Washington DC from 1996  to 1999, Christine worked for National Geographic Television and later for Voice of America where she developed an interactive CD-ROM which combined live drama and virtual environments. The latter was awarded a Golden Cindy in Hollywood in 2001.

Over the past 15 years Christine has worked extensively in the area of ‘Drama for Social Change’, creating radio and television series for Russia and the developing world. She is especially interested in East Africa where she gives workshops on acting, dramatic writing and studio production.

Closer to home, Christine has written short dramas for The Greenwood Centre for Living History. She has appeared twice on the Hudson Village Theatre stage, in Neil Simon’s  ‘Rumors’ and  in ‘The Vagina Monologues’.  Christine is presently developing a one-woman show on Cleopatra.

Heather Markgraf, Contributing Editor

Heather has been working as an actor, director, producer and teacher for the last 25 years. She is a graduate of McGill University and Concordia University’s Theatre Department. She founded Hudson Village Theatre and ran it for 11 years as Artistic and Executive Director.

Seven years ago she founded Theatre Panache and has toured a number of productions with the company, most notably “Till We Meet Again” by David Langlois. She is President of Hudson Productions, a company which supplies Canada Customs with actors to train their recruits and she has just taken back the reins of Hudson Village Theatre as part-time Artistic Director for the 2012 season.

Elaine Steinberg, Contributing Editor

Elaine Steinberg’s has an educational background in primary school education, visual art and art history. She left her first career as a teacher for a career as corporate art curator. Presently, she has retired to making art and designing gardens.  She also writes articles for newspapers.

Marcel Braitstein, Contributing Editor

Marcel Braitstein, RCA, is primarily a sculptor. Born in Belgium, he arrived in Canada in 1951 and has been exhibiting his work internationally since 1960. Marcel’s works grace numerous public spaces and institutions including: Musee du Quebec, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Confederation Centre Art Gallery P.E.I.

Marcel taught at UQAM from 1969 – 1998 and is an elected member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. His publications include:
“Enfants traqué, enfant cacheˮ, editions XYZ, Montreal 1995
“Five to ten, Concordia university publication on line
“Les mystères de l’île de Saber, éditions de la Paix, 1998
“Saber dans la jungle de l’Antarctique, édition de la Paix 2000
“Nocturnes, poems and photos, editions d’art La Tranchefile, 2003
Website: www.braitstein.com

Grell V. Grant, Associate Editor

Grell Grant was born and raised in Barbados, and completed his education in Canada. He graduated from Concordia University with a PhD in Humanities. His poems have appeared in Antigonish Review, Canadian Literature, Canadian Literary Review, Contemporary Verse Two, Quarry and featured in Algonquin Roundtable Review. He has written the play “Defences” with Christine Davet, and has published a collection of poetry: Portrait of Greenwood.

Grell teaches courses in Theatre, Sexuality, and Gender in the Department of Humanities, Philosophy and Religion, at John Abbott College. He has a multidimensional background in Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural, Humanistic and Hypnotic therapies. He is psychotherapist and a member of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society. Grell lives in Hudson, Quebec, and is a member of Hudson’s Greenwood Poetry Circle. In his leisure time, he enjoys Reading, Poetry, Classical Music, Jazz, Soccer Playing/Coaching (certified Youth, Senior), Chess, and Acting.

Kathryn Lamb, Deputy Editor

Kathryn is an artist, writer and workshop animator who has resided in Hudson for the last 22 years. She has exhibited her work in galleries and shows in Montreal and Toronto, had articles and design work published in  the Montreal Gazette, Canadian Living Magazine Decormag and other design related publications, and taught courses and workshops at the Visual Arts Centre in Westmount and other venues in the Montreal area.

Sandra Stephenson, Poetry Editor

Sandra Stephenson has taught at John Abbott College for a quarter
century, and has published poems consistently since 2005, when she
was awarded the Washington Humanities Teachers’ Association prize for poetry. She co-founded the Greenwood Poets in Hudson, manages
http://www.poetsagainstwar.ca, and contributes regularly to collections by
Broken Rules Press, Literal World and Tongue magazines, and haiku
magazines from New Zealand to Pennsylvania. She is a member of
PEN Canada, and donated a poem to raise money for stoves in
Guatemala in 2011, and another to the Poetry Bomb in 2010. In the
Guatemala project she appears with Phil Hall, rob mclennan, pearl pirie,
Amanda Earl and others. Her poetry tastes are eclectic and engaged.
Her chapbook, “This side uP” (Broken Rules, 2011) was hailed as
“full of energy,wit, play and vitality” by Ontario poet Gary Barwin.

Franki Elliott, Copy Editor

Franki Elliott is a librarian and avid reader. She is a graduate of McGill University with a Masters of Library Science who has worked for many years in various libraries and in the information services industry.

Michele Trepanier, Contributing Editor

Michele Trepanier is an English teacher at John Abbott College with a background in  English and German literature.  Her scholarly and creative interests consist primarily in the relationship between the body and culture.  In exploring the body as it is reconstructed in narrative (the visual and literary arts), she identifies a creative exchange in which the body becomes an interface between text and culture.