Congratulations to Ann Birch, whose 2010 historical novel, Settlement has been selected for Orillia's Big Read 2014. The community reading program, hosted by the Orillia Public Library, encourages Orillians to read and reflect on a singel title each year. As part of this year's 'Big Read',...
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.