Our Contributors, Spring 2022:
SHANNON WEBB CAMPBELL
“Bathing beauties and strong women”
Shannon Webb-Campbell is a member of Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation. Her books include: Still No Word (Breakwater 2015), I Am A Body of Land (Book*hug 2019), and Lunar Tides (Book*hug 2022). Shannon is a doctoral student at the University of New Brunswick in the Department of English and the editor of Visual Arts News Magazine. She lives and works in Kjipuktuk/Halifax.
Heather Fegan is a freelance journalist, book reviewer, columnist, and content creator in Halifax, Nova Scotia. When not working on her soon-to-be published memoir, she loves exploring both the city and the great outdoors with her family. Follow her chronicles at www.heatherfegan.ca.
“Rock of Ages”
Connie Boland is an award-winning journalist, creative writer, and communications professional living in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador. Her work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, and online publications across Canada. Connie was twice a finalist for Atlantic Journalism Awards and received Canadian News Awards for Outstanding Editorial Achievement.
“Light in the Forest”
Anne Calder is an award-winning graduate of the University of King’s College Master of Journalism program and has covered subjects as varied as two of Team New Zealand’s Americas Cup challenges, to local geographic treasures Isle Haute and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Joggins Fossil Cliffs. Most of all, she finds joy in championing other peoples’ accomplishments, such as the whimsical art created by Peter Blais and Tom Always, in her story about their Maritime Painted Saltbox Fine Art Gallery in Petite Riviere, N.S.
CHEF ANDREW FARRELL
“Un-beet-able spring recipes”
Chef Andrew Farrell is resident chef and culinary instructor at Kitchen Door in Dartmouth. He’s a comfort food and local ingredient enthusiast who loves to teach and explore satisfying and delicious recipes from all over the world. After culinary school, Andrew lived and cooked in rural England for two years before returning to Nova Scotia. In Halifax he has worked at local favourites The Coastal, Fid Resto, Chives Canadian Bistro, and was the chef de cuisine of the award-winning 2 Doors Down for five years before finding his current home with Kitchen Door.
“The ‘Jilly’ mug effect”
On a continual journey to seek out and capture the beauty of this world — whether it’s the beauty of some of the most extreme and pristine environments in the world, or the beauty of humanity — Dave is a passionate visual storyteller and writer. He is proudly a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. He is the co-founder of the OFFBEAT photographic community and offers photographic workshops and tours across Canada and the world. He is a proud father and loyal friend.
“The ‘Jilly’ mug effect” and “Face first”
Shelley Cameron-McCarron is a longtime freelance writer whose work appears in a wide variety of publications, including The Globe and Mail, Condé-Nast Traveler, Saltscapes and At Home on the North Shore Magazine. Whether it’s following a gothic black cloaked guide through the atmospheric streets of Edinburgh to sleeping in a lighthouse in P.E.I., she has a fondness for unexpected discoveries.
“Welcome back” and “Beach beauties”
Stephen Harris is a Charlottetown/Toronto based photographer specializing in food, interiors and lifestyle stills. He enjoys working with various creatives and clients on a variety of commercial projects. On weekends, he can be found hanging out with his wife and kids at their farmhouse in Orwell Cove, P.E.I.. Select clients include Canadian Tire, Royale, Destination Canada, Tourism P.E.I., CBC, Parks Canada, Knorr and others.
“Calm, curated and collected”
Brett Meech is a style influencer and owner of Conifer, a warehouse concept design store in Truro, N.S. Brett’s passion is creating a new story for forgotten objects. He works with clients throughout the East Coast and helps create inspired spaces for a beautiful life.
Philip Moscovitch is a frequent contributor to East Coast Living and Saltscapes, and the author of Adventures in Bubbles and Brine — a book about Nova Scotian fermentation stories and traditions.
“Calm, curated and collected” and “Spirits, sodas, suds, cider and … wine”
Steve Smith is a commercial photographer at VisionFire Studios located in Pictou, N.S., shooting for a wide range of clientele throughout Atlantic Canada.