Ian Rae,

Ian Rae is an Associate Professor in the Department of English, French, and Writing at King’s University College. He specializes in contemporary Canadian Literature and he has authored the monograph From Cohen to Carson: The Poet’s Novel in Canada (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2008) as well as edited the special issue George Bowering: Bridges to Elsewhere (Open Letter, 2010). His current research focuses on how literature intersects with other disciplines, such as theatre and music, in urban creative economies. These interests inform his SSHRC-funded project, Mapping Stratford Culture.

Jim Zucchero, Community Representative

Jim Zucchero has served on the Centre for Creativity Board for several years. In his full-time day job he is an Academic Counsellor, assisting students with resolving all manner of academic issues (some of which require considerable creativity). His academic interests centre on Canadian literature and multiculturalism, particularly stories about migration and the creative output of the Italian-Canadian community. His creative energy is exercised mostly in musical projects, and he plays in several London bands including Slugfest, The Stetson Brothers, Irish Stew, Tuerto Loco, and Galea and the Galvanizers.