2017 Editorial Board
President / Copy Editor
Cat Friesen is a fourth year creative writing student from Abbotsford, B.C. who enjoys writing poetry and short stories, and likes photography, journalism, and going to local shows. If she’s not at school, helping with Louden or the English Student Association, or working at The Cascade, she can be found baking, reading, writing, or petting cats.
Treasurer / Social Media Webmaster
Laurel Logan is a fourth year Bachelor of Arts student working towards a Major in Creative Writing with an Extended Minor in Biology. She spends her evenings tutoring children in math and literacy, her weekends working in a chocolate shop, and her finite amount of free time lost in an existential fog. She enjoys reading and writing poetry, midnight snacking, video gaming, and coffee drinking.
Jocelyn Coupland is a fourth year (finally) English Major who's got a passion for writing and drawing. Having lived in almost every biome found in BC, Jocelyn appreciates the generally milder weather of Abbotsford. Aside from school, she also enjoys working on webcomics, playing video games, and reading the newest memes. Also, “really likes birds”.
Secretary / Copy Editor
Jessica Barclay is a biology student working on her bachelor of science degree. She works as a Jr. News Editor for the Cascade newspaper, and as a research assistant in a mark-recapture study of Northwestern salamanders.
Jessica’s favorite author is Jules Verne, and she enjoys reading series of no less than 13 books. She favors physical book copies because they won't die on her while camping.
In her limited spare time, Jessica enjoys camping in the cold, collecting plant samples on hikes, and drinking tea with her pets, Pepper and Freya and Norwegian forest pine Mr.Tree.
Andrea MacPherson is a poet and novelist, and has written six books: three novels, What We Once Believed, Beyond the Blue, and When She Was Electric, and three poetry collections, Ellipses, Away, and Natural Disasters. When She Was Electric placed number 6 on CBC Canada Reads: People’s Choice, and Natural Disasters was longlisted for the ReLit Awards.
Her poetry was anthologized in the UK publication, How the Light Gets In, and she has been a runner-up in both Grain Magazine’s Short Grain Award, and Prism International’s Poetry Award.
Born in Vancouver, Andrea was raised in the lower mainland. She holds an MFA from the Creative Writing Department at the University of British Columbia, where she was Editor of Prism International. She has also acted as the Reviews Editor for Event Magazine. Andrea frequently reviews books for Canadian Literature.
Rajnish Dhawan [Ph.D] is a Professor of English at the University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC, Canada. He teaches Classical Literature, Drama and Creative Writing. He has scripted four full-length plays (three in English and one in Hindi) and four television Sitcoms (three in Punjabi and one in Hindi). He has also written and directed four documentaries on subjects like archaeological sites of Punjab, Preetnagar, Bhakhra Hydro-electric project and a travel documentary on Dalhousie an erstwhile British cantonment in India. His research interests include Classical Greek and Sanskrit literature, Modern Drama, Bollywood, and Sitcoms. He also hosts a radio talk show for CIVL radio 101.7 fm.
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