Born in Montréal, Mariam Pal spent her childhood in Victoria, B.C. where Ballet is not for Muslim Girls is set. Mariam returned to Montréal four decades ago to study economics and law at McGill. A former resident of Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire and Manila, Philippines, Mariam has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia and Africa. She is… Continue reading Mariam Pal
Jade is an avid daydreamer and lover of all things D&D, fantasy, and literature. A soon-to-be alumna of Carleton university, she is on her way to make something of that English and Canadian Studies degree, starting with her work at Renaissance Press. Stay tuned to find out more.
Robert Kingett is a totally blind author that writes essays and fiction where disabled characters live normal lives. When he's not writing, he loves to listen to fiction podcasts. Visit him online at http://blindjournalist.wordpress.com/
Since 2010 Randy has been adapting to his new life as a visually impaired individual. He’s been a writer of poetry since the late 70’s. Since 2013 he has self-published 6 books of poetry. Randy has now entered the world of the short story and hopes to release a collection in the near future. When… Continue reading Randy Lacey
Greg Frankson is a Toronto-based poet, author, educator and community activist. He has published three poetry collections, including Cerebral Stimulation (BeWrite Books, 2005), Lead on a Page (IIMHL, 2012), and A Weekly Dose of Ritallin (FriesenPress, 2015). Greg’s work also appeared in the anthologies Mic Check (Quattro Books, 2008), That Not Forgotten (Hidden Brook Press, 2012) and The Great Black North (Frontenac House, 2013). He has released four album-length studio recordings and collaborated musically… Continue reading Greg Frankson
Betty Guenette is a Métis retired Registered Nurse living in Northern Ontario. She’s had short stories and articles published in anthologies, magazines, newspapers and ezines. She’s now working on a light, 12-book mystery series with a smattering of astrology and a feisty, nurse protagonist who tries to solve the events involving murder.
Option 1: Via eventbrite.com Step 1: Log in to eventbrite.com. Step 2: Go to "Tickets" Step 3: go to Online event page. Step 4: When it's time for the event, the Zoom link will appear here: Option 2: email type 1 Step 1: Open the confirmation email. There is a link which can be found… Continue reading How to get a Zoom link after registering via Eventbrite
DEADLINE EXTENDED!!! Artificial Divide is an own voices anthology by Blind and visually impaired writers. It's a multi genre anthology with visually impaired protagonists. It will feature a diverse array of short stories with protagonists that are visually impaired.For this anthology, edited by Robert Kingett and Randy Lacey, we're looking for short stories between 500… Continue reading Call for Submissions – Artificial Divide
Renaissance Press is planning the next edition of our Virtual Conference, which will be held in the fall. We are currently looking for volunteers to help run the con, and for panel ideas to propose to our future panelists. Please note that at this time, we are not yet looking for speakers, readers and panelists.… Continue reading RenVCon Fall edition needs your help!
Having recently finished with school forever (for real, this time), Joel is proud to finally be using his powers for good. Works under his own name have appeared in the student journals and newspapers at Carleton University and Algonquin College. He also writes the Realmgard series of family-friendly Fantasy adventures under the name J.B. Norman.