Kim Aubrey is a poet and short story writer. Kim’s stories, essays, and poems have appeared in journals and anthologies, including Best Canadian Stories, Event, Numero Cinq, Room and The New Quarterly. Her collection of stories What We Hold in Our Hands, published in 2013 by Demeter Press, received excellent reviews and she received an honorable mention for her work at the Bermuda Literary Awards. Kim is a wonderful organizer and is deeply involved in preparations for Northumberland Festival of the Arts 2022 which will run from September 16th until October 2nd in locations across the county. She heads up the committee developing the poetry programme at this festival. This year she was the recipient of a Distinguished Civic Award from her home town, Cobourg, for her volunteer work in the arts.
Felicity Sidnell Reid is the author of a book for teachers, a series of textbooks for language learners, a novel: Alone: A Winter in the Woods (Hidden Brook Press, 2015, e-book in 2020), and a poetry collection, The Yellow Magnolia (Glentula Press, 2021). Her poetry and short fiction have been published in anthologies, online journals and collections. Her new collection of poems The Many Faces will be released by Aeolus House in September. She chaired two Spirit of the Hills Arts Festivals in 2017 and 2019 and was recognized with a Distinguished Civic Award from the Town of Cobourg in 2021. She is a director and secretary of the rebranded Northumberland Festival of the Arts 2022.