About Us

Meet Catherine Graham

Catherine Graham is an award-winning poet, novelist and creative writing instructor. Her debut novel, Quarry, was a finalist for the Sarton Women’s Book Award for Contemporary Fiction and Fred Kerner Book Award and won the Miramichi Reader’s “The Very Best!” Book Award and IPPY Award gold medal for Fiction. She is the author of seven acclaimed poetry collections, including Æther: An Outof-Body Lyric, a finalist for the Toronto Book Award and The Celery Forest, a CBC Best Book of the Year and finalist for the Fred Cogswell Award. Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects was a finalist for the Raymond Souster Award and CAA Poetry Award. A previous winner of the Toronto International Festival of Authors’ Poetry NOW competition, she leads their monthly book club and interviews for By the Lake Book Club. Her second novel, The Most Cunning Heart, appears Spring 2022.

Connect with Catherine: 


Twitter: @catgrahampoet

Instagram: @catgrahampoet

Catherine’s photo is by Marion Voysey.

Catherine Graham

Meet Jessica Outram

Jessica Outram is Cobourg’s 4th Poet Laureate. She is a Métis writer and educator with roots in the Georgian Bay Métis Community. She works as Principal of Indigenous Education, supporting all schools K-12 in Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. As the owner of Creativity Coaching Canada she works with artists and writers to nurture their life’s work. She regularly offers creativity workshops that infuse Métis perspectives and connections to nature. In early 2022 her poetry collection The Thing with Feathers will be released by Piquant Press.

Connect with Jessica:

www.sunshineinajar.com or www.creativitycoaching.ca

Twitter: @jessicaoutram

Instagram: @jessicaoutram

Jessica’s photo is by John Davidson.

Jessica Outram

History of The Hummingbird Podcast

In February 2021, Aprille Janes and Jessica Outram launched The Hummingbird Podcast. They recorded two seasons and 32 episodes with a focus on creativity for artists and writers.

In February 2022, Catherine Graham joined as cohost. The show evolved again and broadened its focus to conversation and inspiration.

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