Meet the 2008 Festival Bloggers

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Anu SahotaAnu Sahota works at the CBC and is a longtime volunteer at the Pacific Cinematheque. Anu has a graduate degree from Simon Fraser University. Her work there concerned media history and social aspects of radio broadcasting. She was raised in Victoria, B.C., where she once traded a Murchies tea bag for a copy of The Incomparable Atuk.

Faith JonesFaith Jones recently returned to her home town of Vancouver, where she is a librarian at Simon Fraser University. She was previously head of the Mid-Manhattan Literature and Languages collection of the New York Public Library, and before that Yiddish bibliographer in NYPL's Jewish Division. She is part of a three-person collective that translates the poetic works of Celia Dropkin into English and serves as Yiddish editor for Bridges: a Jewish Feminist Journal. She is an active volunteer with the Jewish cultural organization KlezKamp and co-produced their double-CD release, Live From KlezKamp!.

Lachlan MurrayLachlan Murray works as a technical writer for a local software company. He also writes fiction, and did degrees in English and Creative Writing at UBC and the University of Illinois. He’s lived in various parts of Canada, and has worked as a police and fire dispatcher, a bartender, a house builder, a PNE security guard, and during one memorable, muddy Easter on southern Vancouver Island, a daffodil picker. He lives with his wife in East Vancouver.

Lalo EspejoLalo Espejo is a social and political satirist whose work has appeared on CBC radio and universities across Canada. He is also a regular contributor to the award-winning arts and culture quarterly, Vancouver Review.  You can find some of his work by searching The Lalo and Patrick Show on YouTube.

Nikki ReimerNikki Reimer programs the disjunct! performance series (a sporadic literary and music 'happening' recently recognized by The Georgia Straight), works at CBC, and co-edited the Kootenay School of Writing's W12 : The All Music Issue. She hails from Calgary, where she was co-managing editor of a little lit magazine called (orange). Her poetry has appeared in various journals. She has an unhealthy relationship with coffee.

Matt CollingeMatthew Collinge is a Vancouver real estate agent and False Creek resident. He writes the hyper-local False Creek blog, the False Creek Comet ( as well as the Vancouver real estate blog the