Valerie Mason-John

Dr. Mason-John is an award winning writer who has done extensive work with schools on issues like bullying and violence as well as workshops on spoken-word poetry. She is the author of four non fiction books, one award winning novel, and a collection of poetry, prose and plays, as well as having several plays produced (including the acclaimed Brown Girl in the Ring at the Edmonton Fringe Festival.) She is also the editor of Great Black North, the first anthology of work by black Canadian poets published in more than three decades.