Kingston member Mary Alice Downie travelled to Grand Falls, N.B. and the Grand Pre Historic Site in August to launch "ABC Acadie" with the illustrator Anne LeBlanc. "Kingston Calendar 2015" with Bob Hilderley and Dr. Brian Osborne has just been published and "Our Rascal John: The Childhood...
Pamela Mordecai was born and grew up in Jamaica. A former language arts teacher with a PhD in English, she was for fourteen years editor of the Caribbean Journal of Education. She has for many years contributed to developing curricula for students of African- and Asian-Caribbean heritage in the Caribbean as well as the UK. The author of over thirty books including textbooks, children's books, four collections of poetry and a reference work on Jamaica, her poetry appears in journals worldwide and in major anthologies of Caribbean and African-Canadian literature. Her writing for children is represented in anthologies and textbooks on both sides of the Atlantic. She has a strong interest in promoting the writing of women and has edited ground-breaking anthologies of their writing. She has also written short stories, plays and articles on Caribbean literature and publishing. Her family came to Canada in 1994. She lives in Toronto.