Meet the Faces Behind NFOTA: Shannon Linton

“Art is the expression of something true. It is a sharing of something real that allows readers, listeners, and viewers to feel. Art is not the sacred territory of geniuses, it is beautifully mundane and available to everyone. Art makes us feel and that makes us more fully alive.” Shannon Linton Shannon Linton, singer songwriter…

Meet the Faces Behind NFOTA: Pam Royl

“Therein lies the very act of creativity; revealing oneself to others. And what better way to do so than a festival designed to share and inspire.“ Pam Royl Pam volunteers on NFOTA’s Communications/Marketing Committee Who you are? I am a fiction writer of women’s stories inspired by history. Creativity has fueled my soul, through a…

Meet the Faces Behind NFOTA: Donna Wootton

“I think it’s awesome how many people are involved in some aspect of the arts and how diverse the arts scene here is. After years of limited exposure due to the pandemic I believe people will want to celebrate these talents.” Donna Wootton Donna volunteers on the NFOTA Communications/Marketing Committee. Who are you? I am…

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…

Meet the Faces Behind NFOTA: Shane Joseph

Cobourg author Shane Joseph is NFOTA’s Chair of Communications. Who are you? I am a writer and a publisher, living in Cobourg, Northumberland County. As a writer, I have 6 novels and 3 collections of short stories published to date, and countless articles, essays, book reviews, and stories published globally. My press, Blue Denim Press,…