Publisher & editor
Ernie has been a professional writer for over forty years. A former reporter and editor with the Lewiston Daily Sun and Bristol Press, he received his MFA in Writing (Fiction) from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and has also studied fiction writing at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, Grubb Street in Boston, and the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill in Truro, MA. In 2015, he was awarded a fiction writing residency by the Outer Cape Artists Residency Consortium. His short story The Kitchen Window was recently published by everydayfiction.com.
Ernie also spent over thirty years as a civil rights lawyer and is the author of more than a dozen books in the field of employment discrimination law, including a treatise that is currently in its thirty-first edition. In addition to the Vermont College of Fine Arts, he attended Bates College and Antioch School of Law.
He moved to Lunenburg from Cape Cod with his wife, Annie, three cats and a dog, whom he spends his spare time walking; the dog that is, not the cats.
Annie fell in love with Atlantic Canada as a child reading Anne of Green Gables. Throughout her life, reading has provided Annie with an introduction to, and escapes into, other views and worlds. She is a graduate of Bates College and Antioch School of Law. Her eclectic background includes working with writers and visual artists at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, and the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill in Truro, MA, in public schools, an AIDS support group, doing legal research and editing, archaeology and museum work, cooking and raising children and cats. Before moving to Lunenburg, Annie washed ashore at the tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Jayme has been designing and producing printed material for arts, culture, and queer communities across Canada since 2007. After gaining her Bachelor of Design from OCAD University, she worked at several of Toronto’s top studios and publications, including TIFF and Toronto Life. Jayme’s fascination with the interplay of language and typography has always informed her work, and in 2015, she was awarded a Master of Design degree from NSCAD University where she focused on the ways typographic emphasis influence the content of printed matter. In the summer of 2017 she came to visit friends in Lunenburg and never left. She has a cat named Dandylion, who, despite all efforts, refuses to go on walks with her.
Emily is driven by her passion for promoting the work of local creatives. Throughout her education at NSCAD University obtaining her Bachelor of Fine Arts, Emily worked with local organizations in the arts and culture sector. While cooking up projects and events, she developed an affinity for the swift, visual language of marketing and has specialized in this work ever since. Emily moved to Halifax from Ontario in 2012, and is now hooked on living next to the ocean. As an artist, crafter, and baker, Emily typically has her fingers in multiple creative pots at once. She can often be found exploring her retro cookbook collection, or successfully walking both her dog Jetson and kitten Chicken, together.