Author: Shirley Camia and Cindy Mochizuki (Illustrator)

Shirley Camia is a Winnipeg born, Toronto based poet and journalist. Shirley is the author of three works of poetry: CHILDREN SHOULDN'T USE KNIVES AND OTHER TALES (At Bay Press, 2017), The Significance of Moths (Turnstone Press, 2015) and Calliope (Libros Libertad, 2011).

Cindy Mochizuki has created installation, performance, animation, drawings and collaborative works that consider spaces that embody both the fictional and documentary. Her works have exhibited nationally and internationally. Things on the Shoreline is her first illustrated, children's book published through Access Gallery. She has co- authoredperpetual with Rita Wong, a series of graphic essays on the politics and poetics of water and most recently contributed drawings for Asian Monsters (Fox Spirit Books, UK). She is the illustrator of the forthcoming At Bay Press release CHILDREN SHOULDN'T USE KNIVES AND OTHER TALES (2020). Cindy received her MFA in 2006, in Interdisciplinary Studies from the School For Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University. She lives and works in Vancouver.

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