CEO & Editor-in-Chief
|Ryan Drew Hayward
Column: Ask the Artistic Pro *Coming soon!
Desirée Ossandon (Desirée O / D. Cole Ossandon) is a writer and multi-disciplinary artist as well as the founder, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief of Canada Arts Connect and Canada Arts Connect Magazine. Her work is often experimental - exploring culture, society, and human nature - and has appeared in publications including Shameless Magazine, Matrix Magazine, Branch Magazine, The Incongruous Quarterly, ditch, and Steel Bananas. www.DesireeO.com
Natalie Zina Walschots
Column: Girls Don’t Like Metal
Natalie Zina Walschots writes. Her base of diabolical operations is located in Toronto, ON. Her interests include poetry, heavy metal, comic books, video games, gastroporn, sadomasochism, feminism, and supervillainry. www.nataliezed.ca
Column: Stage RIGHT
Catherine Romano is a Toronto based writer and photographer, and former dancer. With a focus on dance subcultures, such as the house party scene, burlesque showcase, and street dance battle, Catherine is most interested in performances that take place outside the traditional theatre environment. Visit her blog www.sweetspectacle.com or follow her on twitter @catromano.
Dina Del Bucchia
Column: Tell Me About Your First Time
Dina’s a graduate of the UBC MFA program in Creative Writing. She is a host and coordinator of the Real Vancouver Writers’ Series and many other literary events. Her writing has appeared in Matrix, Event, Poetry is Dead, The Great Divide and The Acrobat. Her first book of poetry is Coping With Emotions and Otters (Talonbooks, 2013). She lives in Vancouver.
Ryan B. Patrick
Ryan B. Patrick is a Toronto-based writer and music journalist who has contributed to a number of national media outlets (print, online, radio) including Exclaim! Magazine, Huffington Post Canada, Sway Magazine, BlogTO.com, NOW Magazine, and CBC Music. His interests include being immersed in and documenting the Canadian arts and culture scene. www.urbanguy.net
Column: Artistic Fusion Coming soon!
Carly Maga is a freelance journalist based in Toronto, Canada, mainly covering the city’s arts and culture beat and reviewing its world-renowned theatre industry. Carly is currently a staff writer and critic for Torontoist, contributor, columnist and critic for The Grid, and entertainment blogger for Yahoo! Canada. She has written for The Globe and Mail, Hazlitt, Toronto Standard, Toronto.com, The A.V. Club Toronto, OpenFile Toronto, AUX, and more. Carly is also an experienced social media copywriter and campaign manager, currently working and consulting on a freelance basis.
Column: Out of the Burbs Coming soon!
Column: Flipping the Page Coming soon!
Jaclyn is a communications and social media professional in Mississauga, ON. She is also an avid reader and former bookseller who writes book reviews on her blog in her spare time. Follow her on Twitter: @jacqua83. http://literarytreats.
, AUX,and more. Carly is also an experienced social media copywriter and campaign manager, currently working and consulting on a freelance basis.