Maude Nepveu-Villeneuve teaches literature and theater at the Cégep du Vieux Montréal and is part owner of Les Éditions de Ta Mère since 2011. Having studied drama and literature, she has explored various literary genres through her writing such as puppet theater, short stories, essays and novels. Her works have appeared in magazines as well as in the short story collections Le livre noir de ta mère (Éditions de Ta Mère, 2009), Maison des jeunes (Éditions de Ta Mère, 2013) and Ponts (Éditions de L’Aire, 2015), in which she co-authored a text with Noémi Schaub. She is the author of two novels, Partir de rien (Éditions de Ta Mère, 2011) and La remontée (Editions de Ta Mère, 2015).
Shawn Cotton is a writer and a musician dedicated to poetry, literature, bass guitar and performance. Apart from his artistic process, Cotton works at Port de Tête bookstore and edits for Le Cosmographe publishing house. He collaborated with numerous artists and directors as an interpreter, arranger, musician and author: Hanna Abd El Nour (Imagination du Monde, Volte21), Bernhari (Île-Jésus, Kryuchkova), Loui Mauffette (Dans les charbons), Skip Jensen (Spirit of the Ghost, Peine exemplaire pour ce tueur de chien), Mykalle Bielinski (Reverb) and Maxime Catellier (Nous avons marché dans la nuit de mai). He also published two poetry collections: Jonquière LSD (L’écrou, 2010), Les armes à penser (L’Oie de Cravan, on 2012) and 46 poems in magazines (Nouveau Projet, Estuaire, Liberté, Cousins de Personne, Ectropion et autres). He currently lives in Montreal where he is working on a new collection of poems.
Photo Maude © Maurice Vadeboncoeur
Photo Shawn © Frédéric Chabot