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Paul Gallant reading an extract from Chapter 2 of A Quilted Heart, (Insomniac Press: Toronto, 1998)

Biography

Paul Gallant is a Toronto-based writer and editor who writes about social change, LGBT issues, business, urban development and travel. His work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, CBC.ca, Readersdigest.ca, The Walrus, and many other publications.

"I first heard of R.M. Vaughan as a writer at editorial meetings at Xtra!, a Toronto LGBT publication where I was an editor for much of the 2000s, and I got to know him as a writer reading his collection of poetry Invisible to Predators and his novel A Quilted Heart. I got to know him as a person first through his contributions to Xtra! and through the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, then as a neighbour who always hosted crafty parties at Easter and Halloween. We became much closer friends over the years, bonding over being Atlantic Canadians in Toronto." - Paul Gallant

D. Boyd reading Saint Stanislaus Kostka (1550-1568) from the chapbook, The InCorrupt Tables, (Wild East Publishing, c.1992)

Biography

D. Boyd is an author, illustrator and comic artist. She is the author of Chicken Rising, a graphic memoir, and is currently working on her second book, Fickle & Boycrazy.

"I met Richard in 1985 in UNB Saint John. I don't remember the conversation but I remember being delighted by his wit and way of truly engaging and listening. We became fast friends, which of course wasn't uncommon for him. He was so genuine, disarming, and hilarious that he made friends with (or at least a last impression on) everyone he met. And he kept all those friendships alive no matter how near or far, through the decades. He was a pillar of my life. I will always miss his laughter, his biting wit, his relentless encouragement, the evenings when we sat talking for hours, being completely ourselves, until whoops it's 2am. I will miss him boundless love and a broken heart always." - D. Boyd

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