Marina Reid Hale
Marina Reid Hale can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to be a writer when she grew up (save for a week in grade two when she wanted to be a dolphin). An Edmonton spoken word writer, performer, and educator, Marina spends her time competing in poetry slams, leading writing workshops, and working at the family wig shop. She has represented Edmonton in two national poetry competitions; created a one-woman spoken word poetry show, Monster Girl, for NextFest 2015; was a part of the initial #yegwords coffee sleeve project; and is the creator of the Giant Fridge Magnet Poetry art installation. In 2017, Marina released her first poetry chapbook, These Are Not Love Poems, with Glass Buffalo. Officially a writer now, she is still trying to work on the growing up part.