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.
How to get a Zoom link after registering via Eventbrite
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
Call for Submissions – Artificial Divide
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
RenVCon Fall edition needs your help!
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.
Bruce Gordon is the author of Dissatisfied Me: A Love Story (2021, Renaissance), a humorous mock memoir with pop-culture nostalgia woven throughout memory lane. Bruce’s love for writing was sparked by the challenge of NaNoWriMo in 2017, where he completed his first draft of his novel. Since then, he’s participated in NaNoWriMo each year with the goal of… Continue reading Bruce Gordon
Canadian author Heather Chambers dedicates her time to raising awareness through her writing. She’s made her first step with her debut apocalyptic novel, Earth Sucks, published at 19, which underlines how one only has to look outside to see horror resides not only in fiction.Now, armed with search histories that’d pique the FBIs attention if ever… Continue reading Heather Chambers
Lynne Sargent is a writer, aerialist, and philosophy Ph.D student currently studying at the University of Waterloo. Their works have appeared in venues such as Strange Horizons, Wild Musette, and Augur Magazine, and have been nominated for Aurora and Rhysling awards. A Refuge of Tales is their first poetry collection, and it was funded through… Continue reading Lynne Sargent