Megan Coles

MEGAN GAIL COLES is a graduate of Memorial University, the National Theatre School of Canada and is currently completing her MFA at UBC. She is Co-founder and Artistic Director of Poverty Cove Theatre Company. Megan is presently working on her debut novel (House of Anansi) and The Driftwood Trilogy of plays. Her completed plays include Our Eliza, The Battery, Bound, Falling Trees, Grace and Squawk. Megan's first fiction collection, Eating Habits of the Chronically Lonesome, won the BMO Winterset Award, the ReLit Award, the Margaret & John Savage First Book Award, and earned her the one time Writers Trust 5x5 prize. Originally from Savage Cove on the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland, Megan now resides in St. John's where she is the Executive Director of Riddle Fence and Artist-In-Residence at the Arts and Culture Centre.