Meet our #HomeatSea Contributors

September 5, 2015

We were honoured by the number of submissions to our Home at Sea project. The range in voice and story was wonderful. We chose five writers who capture the sentiment of being home at sea, along with the urgency of an ocean in crisis. Many thanks to all who submitted to this audio project.

Those selected to join the project have already been contacted, and the creation of this special podcast is moving forward another step with a few acts already recorded. With no more waiting, please meet the Ottawa writers who will have their pieces included in Home at Sea, a project created thanks to the sponsorship of the Ottawa Wave Makers, the World Wildlife Fund and Hub Ottawa!

Now, meet our contributors!

Agnes Cadieux

Submitted piece: Baited Breath, fictional short story

Agnes Cadieux lives, studies and works in Ottawa. She has been a regular contributor to Ottawa’s (Cult)ure Magazine, The Ottawa Citizen, and her short fiction has appeared in OnSpec Magazine, Bundoran Press’s Blood and Water Anthology, and Aurora Wolf Literary Journal. When she is not buried in scientific journals or her own writing, she is cheating death on the ski hills or getting lost in places where cell phone service doesn’t exist.

Greg Guevara

Submitted piece: Poison Touch, poem

Gregory Guevara is an eighteen-year old Kanata writer. He was the valedictorian of his graduating class and will be attending Carleton university for Journalism. Last year, he published his novel Inbreak, and he continues to write and perform short stories, poetry and games on his blog,

Lynn Jatania

Submitted piece: Three at the Ocean,  blog post

Lynn has been writing online since 1998 in various blogs, parenting sites, and online magazines. She’s the founder of Blog Out Loud, a local open-mic night for Ottawa area bloggers. She loves pie, fancy fonts, old musicals, and road trips. You can find her online at Turtlehead.

Allyson Knappers

Submitted piece: A Tale of Two Seas, poem

A recent graduate of Algonquin College’s Professional Writing Program, Allyson is just beginning her career in the media field. Ever since she was young, Allyson has sought solace in the written word. In her spare time she enjoys reading, writing, practicing yoga and spending time with her friends and family.

John Last

Submitted piece: Storm at Sea, creative non-fiction

John Last is Australian born and educated; he is a physician, a specialist in epidemiology and other public health sciences; formerly he was a family doctor, and a ship’s surgeon. He has been a professor of epidemiology and community medicine at the University of Ottawa since 1970, professor emeritus since 1992; before that he was senior lecturer in social medicine at the University of Edinburgh for 5 years. He is author or editor of 25 books, about 100 original peer-reviewed scientific articles and several hundred other publications. His research interests for the past 30 years have included the impact of ecosystem and climate change on human health, and ethical problems in epidemiology and public health. In addition to working in Canada he has worked for the World Health Organization and other agencies in South and South-east Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and at WHO Headquarters in Geneva.

Also to be featured in the episode, Ottawa’s own Stacey Atkinson, author of the award winning novel, Stuck

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