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ROAM - Spring/Summer 2021 - ROAM 1

Bio notes

Jane Arsenault, originally from Prince Edward Island, Canada, has published stories in several literary magazines including The Pomona Valley Review and The Waggle. She uses humour to present unsettling realities, advocating for the destigmatization of mental illness. Jane has recently started to write fiction, exploring alienation through science fiction.

Fernanda Borges is a Portuguese translator and works at the Education Office in the department for special educational needs and disabilities. She lives in Lisbon.

Christelle Davis is a Lecturer at The Chinese University of Hong Kong where she teaches Creative Writing, Popular Culture and Academic Writing.

Olivia Dawson is originally from London but has lived in Sintra, Portugal, for 30 years. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University and has been published in a wide variety of journals and anthologies. Her debut pamphlet Unfolded was published with Maytree Press in September 2020.

Aymeric Fromentin: is a 31 year-old world traveller, born in France and currently residing in New Zealand. He writes all types of text, of all genres, for all audiences.

Sarah Heinz is Professor for English and Anglophone Literatures at the University of Vienna, Austria. She is interested in how literature represents relations between people, communities and spaces, shaping how we make sense of ourselves and others. In teaching, she enjoys the coming together of creative minds.

Crystal Hurdle teaches English and Creative Writing at Capilano University in North Vancouver, BC, Canada. In October 2007, she was Guest Poet at the International Sylvia Plath Symposium at the University of Oxford, reading from After Ted & Sylvia: Poems (2003). Her work, poetry and prose, has been published in many journals. Teacher’s Pets, a teen novel in verse, was published by Tightrope Books in 2014, and is part of the 2020 North Shore Authors’ Collection in the public library system. Sick Witch (poems) is forthcoming from Ronsdale Press.  Her website is  

Linda Levitt teaches communication and media studies at Stephen F. Austin State University. She has published essays in ParticipationsRadical History Review, and Velvet Light Trap, along with book chapters in edited academic collections. Levitt’s book, Culture, Celebrity, and the Cemetery: Hollywood Forever, was published by Routledge in 2018. 

Sónia Aires Lima is a researcher at the University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies. Her work focuses mainly on Victorian Culture. She is equally enthusiastic about the several contexts surrounding the Victorian Woman and how she saw herself in the world.

Zoe Popham is based in Portugal after a career in Asian TV commercial, news and feature film production/post-production. She is currently working on a road-trip coming-of-age novel, and a series of short stories about life during Covid-19.

Kaja Rakušček is pursuing her BA degree in English. She is one of the editors of ENgLIST, the journal of the English Department at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana (in which she was also published) and a volunteer translator, editor and writer at Sagar Kolektiv (and its neighbouring projects).

Jonaki Ray was educated in India (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur) and the USA (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign). After a short stint as a software engineer, she decided to return to her first love, writing. She is a Pushcart and Forward Prize for Best Single Poem nominee. Her work has been published in Southword Journal, Cha, So to Speak Journal, Lunch Ticket, Indian Literature (India’s National Academy of Letters), and elsewhere.

Marianne Rogoff is the author of the Pushcart-nominated story collection Love Is Blind in One Eye, the memoir Silvie’s Life, and numerous travel stories, short fictions, essays, and book reviews. She teaches Writing & Literature at California College of the Arts and in the MFA in Creative Writing / Narrative Medicine Program at Dominican University.

Mário Semião is a researcher at the ULICES (University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies), Portugal and works as a lecturer at the University of Dalarna, Sweden. He also works as a translator. He lives in Stockholm and, occasionally, Lisbon. He divides his time between the regrettable past, the inscrutable present and the relentless future.

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