The Art for Commuters project was originally screened on the Onestop Network of screens during Nuit Blanche 2007

To Build A Home
My Gold Hair Is So Unreliable

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emily pohl-weary picture Emily Pohl-Weary
Award-winning author Emily Pohl-Weary's most recent book is Strange Times at Western High, a young adult mystery novel set in west-end Toronto. The poems being screened tonight are both from her poetry collection, Iron-on Constellations. She's also written a novel for adults, a biography, and a girl pirate comic. www.emilypohlweary.com

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Karen Richardson


Two Minutes (120 per hour)
Leftovers

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emily schultz picture Emily Schultz
Emily Schultz is a writer living in Toronto. Her collection of poems, Songs for the Dancing Chicken, released in spring 2007. The Georgia Straight described this work as "Ecstatic hyper-lyrical language that knows beauty can be built but also abandoned." Schultz is also the author of the recent novel Joyland. A former editor of both This Magazine and Broken Pencil, she currently teaches short story writing at George Brown College.

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franco borroeta fonseca picture Franco Barroeta Fonseca
Born in Puebla, Mexico. After finishing his studies in Graphic Design, he moved to Toronto in 2005 to study a program in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics. He currently lives and works in Toronto and has collaborated with various broadcast and animation studios. His work has been showcased in some specialized motion graphics publications such as Stash and Tiypo Magazine. To see more samples of his work visit www.franco.ilustrando.net


Treading the Word
Denial Chasers

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zoe whittall picture Zoe Whittall
Zoe Whittall is the author of the novel Bottle Rocket Hearts (Cormorant 2007) and two volumes of poetry, The Emily Valentine Poems (Snare, 2006) and The Best Ten Minutes of Your Life (McGilligan, 2001). The Globe & Mail recently called her: "the cockiest, brashest, funniest, toughest, most life-affirming, elegant, scruffy, no-holds-barred writer to emerge from Montreal since Mordecai Richler..." Originally from Quebec, she has lived in Toronto for ten years.

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emma lopez hechem  picture Emma Lopez Hechem
Emma Lopez Hechem graduated with honors on Information Design from Universidad de las Americas, Puebla, Mexico. In Mexico, Emma partnered with other fellow designers to create a series of animations for national and international projects that got them a place as semifinalists on STASH Magazine 2006. She worked on national projects to promote Mexican typographies (www.tiypo.com) and developed visual ways of explaining complex information with projects for Oil Companies in the US. Emma's work got her a scholarship to study Visual Effects for film and Television at Toronto's Seneca College. Nowadays, besides working in the motion graphics field, she is also once again strengthening her involvement with art experimenting with illustration and painting.