Meet the Faces behind NFOTA: Katie Hoogendam

“Art to me is the ground of being–not a noun, but a verb; something primordial that defies and predates the bounds of language.”–Katie Hoogendam. Writer and artist Katie Hoogendam serves on NFOTA’s Program Committee. Who are you? Hi, I’m Katie Hoogendam (“Merkat”). I’m a local writer, poet, playwright and interdisciplinary artist. Why do you believe…

Meet the Faces behind NFOTA: Anne-Marie Burrus

Anne-Marie (mia) Burrus serves on NFOTA’s Finance Committee Who are you? I live in the country north of Cobourg in a restored one-room schoolhouse, making occasional forays into Toronto, where I continue to provide accounting services for various charities.  I am a new grandmother.   I write and create under my nickname, Mia, and published a…

Meet the Faces Behind NFOTA: Ken Morden

Ken serves on the NFOTA Steering Committee and is working on Fundraising and Sponsorships Who you are ? I’m an aspiring author who loves living on a 100-acre farm in the Northumberland Hills with my wife Caroline and two dogs. Previous incarnations have included ownership of a horse breeding farm and a marketing company, president…

Meet the Faces Behind NFOTA: Kim Aubrey

Kim serves on the NFOTA Steering and Communications Committees and helps with the website and social media. Who are you? I was born and grew up in Bermuda, married a Canadian and moved to Toronto, where we raised our kids, and I began writing short stories. After our younger daughter finished university, my husband and…