The Rusty Toque | Issue 1 | Contributors | July 2011
SCOTT BECKETT writes short fiction and poetry. His recent writing examines reader assumptions of gender and gender roles. He took Writer’s Craft in high school and is currently majoring in History and minoring in Creative Writing.
BLAIR SWANN was born in Georgetown, Ontario but hopes to settle in Paris, France. He is slowly working towards being an author.
MARSHALL JOHN CHRISTIE has been writing his whole life. He is an English Major at The University of Western Ontario and is working on becoming a freelance singer-songwriter while publishing poetry and fiction. His other interests include philosophy, secular and women's activism, and walking.
RHIANNON DICKSON is a 2nd year student at the Don Wright Faculty of Music and is majoring in Double Bass Performance. She has no previous writing experience except for a creative writing class in Grade 12, and has only taken the one writing class at Western – a fact that she hopes to change next year.
JESSICA KOTZER is a Political Science student minoring in writing. She has taken other writing courses such as creative nonfiction, humour, creative writing, grammar, and rhetoric. She previously has had her poetry published.
JAMIE LIVELY is in Honours Specialization Political Science with a minor in Social Justice and Peace Studies. Last semester was her first creative writing class, but she has long aspired to write fiction and hopes to be a published novelist in the future.
SPENCER MATHESON completed the Certificate of Writing along with a BA in Kinesiology at The University of Western Ontario.
ASHLEY MCCALLAN just completed her third year of an Honours Specialization in English Literature with a Minor in Creative Writing. Besides taking the Writing for Publication, she has taken Fundamentals of Creative Writing as well as Screenwriting for both feature and short films. After graduation she hopes to pursue a Creative Writing Masters Degree.
G.P. PARHAR is finishing up his 3rd year in a specialization in Philosophy and a minor in Creative Writing. He has taken the following writing courses: Headline to Deadline, Short Fiction, Short Flicks, and Writing for the Big Screen.
CAM PARKES is majoring in MIT and receiving a diploma for broadcast journalism at Fanshawe College. Cam has published in the MITZine and the Western Gazette and is a news-writer at Fanshawe.
JOSH ROMPHF is a forth year student pursuing an Honors Specialization in Film Studies and a Minor in Creative Writing. This is his first short story he has published. In the fall, he will be attending the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York.
LAUREN WING, a recent graduate, will be receiving an HBA specializing in English Language and Literature with a minor in Creative Writing and a certificate in Writing. She has taken the fundamentals of creative writing, writing for publication, creative non-fiction, travel writing, and screenwriting.