Sophie Villeneuve writes poetry and prose in Montréal. She is currently pursuing a BA in English and Creative Writing at Concordia University. Her work has previously appeared in Graphite Publications and yolk. Kicking off the school year as co-editor-in-chief, she is very excited to work alongside the Soliloquies team and participate in Montréal’s lovely literary community.
Paola B. López Sauri (she/her) is a student of English and Creative Writing at Concordia University. Her work has previously appeared in Dawson’s English Journal, Graphite Publications, and other cool places. Previously a prose editor for Soliloquies, she is excited to test her skills as co-editor-in-chief, and work with the rest of the team to publish anthologies of which they can all be proud.
Sarah Lotfi studies English and Creative Writing at Concordia, where she was the 2020-2021 recipient of the Gabriel Safdie award for fiction. A short story of hers is forthcoming in the Ocean State Review. She is one of those vegans who has rediscovered eggs.
Jade Palmer is pursuing a BA in English and Creative Writing and a minor in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality at Concordia University, and loves finding form-bending ways to combine the fields through poetry. Her work has appeared in Beyond Words Magazine, where she later served as an editor, and is forthcoming in the catalogue for the Concordia Fine Arts Department’s Undergraduate Student Exhibition in January 2022. She is excited to showcase both Concordia and the world’s literary talent with Soliloquies.
Prudence Gendron (she/they) is a Montreal-based writer, white settler, sometimes-radio personality, and total softie. Her work has appeared in CV2, the Puritan, Bad Nudes, and in the dreams of several New England magistrates, for which she is being tried as a witch. When she’s not touring the country on her platform of equitable cruelty, you can find her at the queer bonfire, waxing romantic to a stump she’s drunkenly mistaken for an obliging crush. Somewhere, there’s a slice of cake with her name on it.
Poonam Dhir (they/she) is a queer editor, storyteller, poet, Punjabi descendent, and settler currently based in Tiohtià:ke (“Montréal”) on the traditional, unceded territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka people. Poonam’s work explores identity, trauma, memory, and the relationship between belief and belonging. They contemplate themes of migration, displacement and loss. In her editorial roles with Soliloquies and carte blanche, Poonam aims to help create a larger space for underrepresented artists and those on non-traditional journeys. Find Poonam floundering on twitter @pnmdhir.
Sabrina Papandrea is a Montreal-based student currently completing her BA in English and Creative Writing at Concordia University. Her interests and experience ranging from creative non-fiction to poetry and prose, she’s thrilled to join the Soliloquies team this year as a poetry editor. Her previous work can be found in The Veg literary magazine.
Isabelle de Leon is a Creative Writing major at Concordia University. She writes prose fiction and aspires to someday work in publishing. She aspires to write and release her own novels as well. Isabelle can also be found singing and writing songs. She has written and released two songs on worldwide streaming platforms. In her free time, she loves to perform at open mics. Isabelle is excited to take on the position of Prose Editor and is glad to be gaining experience in her future field of work.
Uma Iqbal is a fourth-year student at Concordia University with a completed Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing and is currently completing her second major in Religious and Cultural Studies. She is a passionate prose writer and reader. Uma is extremely excited to work with the Soliloquies team as prose editor, and get the opportunity to continue highlighting the unique and innovative voices in our city!
Danielle Renaud is an English and Creative Writing student living in Montreal with her partner and two cats. She spends her time divided between her lush balcony garden and her cozy desk alcove, where she practices her writing despite her best procrastination efforts. Her work has been published in Yolk Literary Journal and has convinced jurors to award her Concordia’s 2021 Undergraduate Creative Writing Award in Poetry.
Emmie Nicholson (she/they) is a prose poetry writer and English and Creative Writing student at Concordia University. Her self-publications can be found online under various pen-names (most of which she misremembers). She looks forward to working with the Soliloquies team and growing as a reader, a writer, and an editor.
Catherine Sauvé Dowers is completing a Bachelor’s degree in Honours English with a Minor in Professional Writing. In her off time, she is overly invested in #aethestics and promoting Black Canadian writing.
Web Content Creators
Julia Bifulco (she/her) is a proud Pisces who is currently pursuing a BA in Honours English Literature at Concordia University. Her poetry and journalistic work has previously appeared in The Plant, while her academic writing has been published in Dawson’s English Journal and Creations Journal. She is passionate about feminist literary theory and is beyond thrilled to dive into Montréal’s literary community at Soliloquies.
Lucy Farcnik is a student of Public History and Creative Writing at Concordia university. Her work has appeared in Papyrus Literary Magazine and INCITE. She is very excited to work as a web-content creator this year, and yes, she did get bit by that llama right after taking this photo.
Maia Becerra is a first-year Honors English and Creative Writing student at Concordia University focused on addressing social matters through literature and research. Their work has been featured in various art zines and small publications, as well as local newspapers in their hometown, Puebla. Maia is a passionate reader and writer and is interested in everything art-related (especially in the Montreal art scene). They look forward to being a part of Soliloquies as a web content creator this year and getting to explore a variety of subjects through their writing.
Social Media Manager
Candice Brown (she/her) is an Honours English Literature major with a minor in Classical Civilization at Concordia University. She is very excited to join the Soliloquies team as Social Media Manager and to connect with Montreal’s literary community. Her defining personality traits are doing everything for the aesthetic, cats, and her excessive love for iced lattes.
Swan Yue is a fourth year Creative Writing undergrad at Concordia University who loves to write surreal narratives. Being an avid lover of all things related to games, they believe that stories can be found anywhere, and they are concentrated on finding them wherever they are.