Shauntay Grant is a writer and storyteller from Halifax, Nova Scotia. She teaches creative writing at Dalhousie University, and as Halifax's third poet laureate she organized Canada's first national gathering of Canadian poets laureate. Shauntay holds professional degrees and training in creative writing, music, and theatre, and her homegrown artistic practice embraces African Nova Scotian history and folk culture, as well as contemporary approaches to literature and performance. Her work has earned her invitations to present at local and international events, and her awards and honours include a Best Atlantic Published Book prize from the Atlantic Book Awards, a Poet of Honour prize from Spoken Word Canada, and a Joseph S. Stauffer Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts. Visit her online at shauntaygrant.com, or connect with her on Facebook at facebook.com/shauntaygrant