Mark David Miller, writer, photographer (born 6 November 1951 in Toronto, ON). Mark Miller is one of Canada’s most respected jazz critics.
Catherine Margaret (Trina) McQueen, television journalist and executive (born at Belleville, Ont 1943).
When I was 16, someone gave me a copy of an anthology of Canadian love poems called Love Where the Nights Are Long. In it were poems by Alden Nowlan, Leonard Cohen, Margaret Avison — and P.K. Page.
Haliburton's reputation lies in the many substantial works in provincial history, political pamphlets and fiction that he wrote from 1823 to 1860. His first book was published in 1823 when he was 27.
Carl (Reginald) Morey. Musicologist, teacher, b Toronto 14 Jul 1934; ARCT 1953, B MUS (Toronto) 1957, M MUS (Indiana) 1961, PH D (Indiana) 1965. Morey studied piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music and music history and literature at the University of Toronto.
Lawrence Hill, CM, novelist, journalist, educator, documentary writer (born 1957 in Newmarket, ON). Lawrence Hill is one of the most important contributors to Black culture in Canada, and the publication of his internationally acclaimed novel The Book of Negroes (2007) has placed him among Canada's most successful writers. He is a Member of the Order of Canada.
André Alexis, novelist, playwright, short-story writer (b at Port of Spain, Trinidad 15 January 1957). Following his parents, who left Trinidad in the late 1950s, André Alexis and his younger sister immigrated to Canada in 1961.
Influenced by West-African forms of epic storytelling, Sears developed a signature dramaturgy and performance style that supported and developed its narrative material through choral technique, rhythms, singing and movement. Afrika Solo was premiered in 1987.
George Elliott Clarke, poet, anthologist (b at Windsor Plains, NS 12 Feb 1960). George Elliott Clarke was born near Windsor Plains, a black Loyalist community, and grew up in Halifax. He earned a BA at the University of Waterloo, an MA at Dalhousie, and a PhD at Queen's University.
Austin Chesterfield Clarke, novelist, short-story writer, journalist (born 26 July 1934 in St. James, Barbados; died 26 June 2016 in Toronto, ON).
Esi Edugyan, novelist (born 1978 in Calgary, AB). The child of Ghanaian emigrants, Esi Edugyan was born and raised in Calgary before earning creative writing degrees from the University of Victoria (Bachelor of Arts) and Johns Hopkins University (Master of Arts).
Dionne Brand, poet, writer, filmmaker, educator and activist (born 7 January 1953 in Guayaguayare, Trinidad).
Dany Laferrière, né Windson Kléber, novelist, essayist, poet and journalist (born 13 April 1953 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti).
Lillian Allen, poet, vocalist, lyricist, community activist, teacher (born 5 April 1951 in Kingston, Jamaica).
Dwayne Morgan, poet, spoken word artist, motivational speaker (b at Toronto 15 Oct 1974). While Morgan's ancestors are from Jamaica, he grew up in Toronto.
Claire Harris, poet (born 13 June 1937 in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad). Harris has written numerous collections of poetry since her first volume, Fables from the Women’s Quarters, was published in 1984. Her work has garnered national and international acclaim — she was nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, Fables won the Commonwealth Award for Poetry. Harris’ poetry often voices the psychological struggles experienced by women of color who face oppression and violence.
Marlene Nourbese Philip, poet, novelist, essayist (born 3 February 1947 in Moriah, Tobago).
Michaëlle Jean, social activist, journalist, documentary filmmaker, governor general and secreatary general of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (born 6 September 1957 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti).
Lorena Gale, actor, playwright, activist (born 9 May 1958 in Montréal, QC; died 21 June 2009 in Vancouver, BC).
Clement Virgo, director, producer, writer (b at Montego Bay, Jamaica 1 June 1966). Clement Virgo came with his family to Canada in 1977 and attended West Preparatory Public School in north Toronto before the family moved to Regent Park, the city's largest public-housing estate, known for its troubles with drugs and crime.
Josiah Henson, spiritual leader, author, founder of the Black community settlement at Dawn, Canada West (born 15 June 1789 in Charles County, Maryland; died 5 May 1883 in Dresden, ON). Born enslaved, Henson escaped to Canada in 1830.
Matthew Henry Halton, journalist (b at Pincher Creek, Alta 7 Sept 1904; d at London, Eng 3 Dec 1956).
John Anderson Fraser, journalist (b at Montréal 5 June 1944).
Scott Alexander Young, journalist, author (b at Glenboro, Man 14 Apr 1918; d at Kingston 12 June 2005). Young was one of Canada's most distinguished sports journalists. He began his career at the Winnipeg Free Press during 1936-40.