Gil McElroy is a poet, visual artist, curator, and visual arts critic. He has published four books of poetry, a collection of art writing and a memoir about his father and what it was like growing up a military brat during the height of the Cold War. He’s also published numerous chapbooks, and in 2013, was co-winner of the bpNichol Chapbook Award for The Merton Lake Propers. His critical writing on art has been published in magazines in Canada, the U.S., and Australia. He currently lives in Colborne and works for Canada Post delivering mail on rural routes, which gives him the opportunity to photograph the countryside he loves.
Meet Nathalie Lachance who was born and raised in Quebec City. She became a teacher and has taught for over 25 years, mostly in schools in Marmora, Tweed and Belleville. At present she’s is teaching adults at the Canadian Forces Base Family Resource Centre in Trenton, children at the Belleville Montessori School and private clients. Through her Facebook page, J’apprends le francais Canadien, she has drawn 25,000 members to a group, wanting to improve their French. Nathalie is also the author of a novel for intermediate French readers called, En Francais Sarah!, which she self-published recently.
Join us for our second holiday programme, featuring Maureen Mullally, Ron MacKay, as well as Gwynn Scheltema and Felicity Sidnell Reid, reading their own holiday stories, Happy New Year to all our listeners!