Introducing… Marnie!


Marnie Woodrow has been embellishing the truth for the entertainment of others since she lied about having a baby brother in first grade. In her spare time, she writes novels and blogs for car dealerships.



Cat Skinner is an author, blogger ( and performer born and raised in Hamilton.  Recent stage credits include the 2017 Gillian’s Place production of The Vagina Monologues at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines. Prior to that, she appeared as Mistress of Ceremonies and Artistic Director to the now-retired cirque burlesque troupe Les Coquettes Cabaret (Toronto). Other passion projects include her professional beta reading service, teaching creative writing to kids ages 10-18 (Junior Creative Writers), working as a licensed wedding officiant with All Seasons Weddings, and raising three amazing children with two incredible partners.

Introducing… Kat!


I am a genderqueer tattoo artist, and an OCAD University alumni. Ensuring there are comfortable, inclusive spaces for queer and marginalized folk to be tattooed is a priority for me. When not working, you can likely find me riding bikes or petting kittens.

Introducing… Inge!

Inge Christensen Dec 2016

Inge moved from Toronto to Hamilton last September. With improv, writing, and art as her passions, she is fascinated with creating stories. She is also a historical architecture freak and so is delighted to explore Hamilton’s streets and laneways.  



Kyle is a lifetime resident of Hamilton Ontario. When he is not busy operating his social media consulting company, he can be seen on Television seeking love on The Bachelorette Canada, and Live online every Wednesday night dishing out relationship, dating and sex advice with his admittedly more intelligent older sister. In his spare time, Kyle enjoys outdoor activities and anything generally related to fitness, cooking and also serves on the City of Hamilton’s Arts Advisory Commission and Arts Awards Steering Committee.



Colleen is a recent transplant to Hamilton, coming from Sudbury via some years in Barrie. She is delighted with the move, and when not blissfully lost in data queries and spreadsheets at work or riding a Sobi home, she can be found at the Art Crawl, a good movie, or sipping a Manhattan and cooking dinner for friends. She has a short attention span and embraces change, trying to live life deliberately and joyfully. Her maxim is “Less is more”.



Born and raised in Mexico City, Diego López somehow managed to end up relatively far from his original home. Sixteen years later, now with a wife and two daughters, Diego resides in Hamilton — where he spends most of his time telling other people’s stories at a local branding agency, and drinking copious amounts of coffee.



Madison Treen is a third-year Métis student at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology studying Community Development and Policy Studies. She’s a proud cat mom and LGBTQ* advocate. When she’s not studying you’ll find her going on adventures with her partner Katie.



Michael Nabert grew up in the woods, where profound experiences with wolves led him to become a lifelong environmental activist.  Friends describe him as having a deplorable excess of character.  Addicted to words, he writes poetry, songs, theater, stories, and has never met a form of creative expression he didn’t want to try.



Nick Durie is an amateur Toronto-based stand-up comedian who began at the tender age of 37 in Hamilton. Now 39, he has performed at both open mics and professional clubs from Ottawa to Windsor, and even New York City! Originally from Ottawa, he comes from a close, non-nuclear, and chaotic family, and will be telling the experience of losing his (step)dad in 2015.