Veeno Dewan is a writer, TV producer and filmmaker born in London UK who worked over fifteen years for the BBC and a few years for the independent TV broadcast industry before moving to Canada and settling in Surrey BC. In Canada he has worked for the CTV, Global and the CBC as a Producer and Director. Veeno’s articles have been published by various magazines and newspaper. A graduate of the Simon Fraser University’s Writers Studio, Veeno is working on his first novel, a family saga that spans four continents and a 100 years; and on a short story collection exploring the themes of migration, colonialism, identity, and the notions of home and belonging. Veeno also works as a communications specialist for the BC Government.
Raoul Fernandes is a poet and editor who is involved in both online and offline writing communities. The first collection of his poems, ‘Transmitter and Receiver’ (Nightwood Editions, 2015) won various citations including the Dorothy Livesay Award and the 2016 Debut-lizter Award. Raoul’s poetry has been published in the Best Canadian Poetry 2015, and in numerous other literary journals and anthologies. He is an editor for the online poetry magazine The Maynard. His poem ‘After Lydia’ was adapted into a short film.
Raoul completed the Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University in 2009. He was a finalist for the 2010 Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, and winner of the 2010 Sakura Award at the Vancouver International Cherry Blossom Festival.