Sheilah Madonna Salvador moved to Canada with her family when she was 16 and lived in Scarborough until her 20’s. She is an ongoing contributor to the Puritan’s Town Crier blog and was shortlisted for the Eden Mills Writer’s Festival Poetry contest in 2018. She has been published in David F. Shultz’s Hamthology and is one of the writers and performers for Encounters at the Edge of the Woods, the first ever Indigenous play to be produced and performed at University of Toronto’s Hart House Theatre. When not writing, you can find Sheilah taking pictures all over Toronto as she plots and plans her next tale.
Natasha Ramoutar is an Indo-Guyanese writer by way of Scarborough (Ganatsekwyagon) on the east side of Toronto. She has been published in The Unpublished City II, PRISM Magazine, Room Magazine, Living Hyphen and more. Her first book of poetry, Bittersweet, was published in 2020 by Mawenzi House. She is the Social Media Assistant at the Festival of Literary Diversity and the Fiction Editor of FEEL WAYS, an anthology of Scarborough writing.
Cindy Arlette Orellana is a Montreal-born, Ottawa-raised and Toronto-based poet and writer. As a first-generation Canadian born to Haitian parents, Cindy uses her experiences as a visible minority, and the dichotomy and realities of colourism and spirituality within her community, to inspire her storytelling and shed light on the experiences of Caribbean diaspora.
Her poetry has appeared in the Toronto Writers Collective, The Temz Review and is forthcoming in Feel Ways (2021), an anthology featuring the work of Scarborough writers and poets about the east-end borough they call home. She is also working on her debut poetry chapbook, Unchained Sisters.
Adom Acheampong is an emerging writer who works in short fiction and prose, and is inspired by the poetic potential of words. She has performed at a number of venues across Toronto, including the Draft Reading Series and the Tartan Turban. One of four 2019 Writers-in-Residence with Firefly Creative Writing, Adom’s short story Ehonam has been published online through Broken Pencil Magazine, and most recently, her short story Champions, is set to publish within Feel Ways: A Scarborough Anthology this Spring 2021.