About the Editor:
Nowick Gray has an MA
degree in English (Canadian Literature) from the University of
Victoria (1976) and a BA degree from Dartmouth College (1972).
He also attended Simon Fraser University where he received a Teaching
Certificate in 1979. From 1980 to 2002 he lived on a land co-operative
in the small mountain community of Argenta, British Columbia,
Canada. He now lives in Victoria, BC and winters in tropical locations.
Nowick's experience as a teacher, editor
and published writer spans over thirty years. His essays, fiction
and poetry have appeared in periodicals and anthologies as diverse
as The San Francisco Chronicle, Friends Journal, NeWest Review, and Skills for Simple Living. He has self-published a group study guide,
Active Nonviolence, and three
books of collected rhythms for hand drum and percussion, Roots
Jam. He has written and edited the eclectic Cougar
WebWorks online magazine of alternatives since 1996, while also
contributing to a number of other online publications.
In September of 2013 Nowick published his first book of fiction, Rendezvous at Jumbo Pass, a magic realist wilderness adventure. He also launched an author website and Facebook page.
As an editor Nowick has worked
on the Canadian Quaker pamphlet series, and in curriculum development
for the Northern
Quebec School Board. He has taught creative writing at the
grade 12 level, and has presented creative arts and theatre arts
workshops to students and teachers from elementary to college
level. An active member of a local writers' group for two decades,
he has helped to produce a published anthology and to bring the
work of several co-members to publication--most notably a series
of radio documentaries for CBC, the Canadian national broadcasting
network. Since 2000 Nowick has established a successful online
business providing copyediting and proofreading services to a wide variety of clients.
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