Margaret Macpherson was not raised by wolves, although her imagination tells her it would make a better story. She grew up in the Northwest Territories on the shores of Great Slave Lake and has spent the rest of her life in exile trying to figure out a graceful return to space and light. She is the author of four books of creative non-fiction and has worked as a teacher and journalist in Halifax, Bermuda, and Vancouver. A number of the stories from Perilous Departures have appeared in Canadian literary magazines or been broadcast on CBC Radio. Margaret is currently living in Edmonton with her husband and four kids, where she is working on a novel between bouts of poetry, oil painting and laundry.

Festivals: 2004 (fall)

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