7000 College Way
Vernon, BC, V1B 2N5

General Inquiries:

Editor in Chief:

Kevin McPherson

WIR Coordinator:

Kerry Gibert


Jason Dewinetz


Joan Smeyers


The current members of Kalamalka Press include:


Jeremy  Beaulne has been a member of the Okanagan College English Department since Fall 2008. Prior to  this appointment he taught English, theatre, and film at the Dawson Creek and Fort St. John campuses of Northern Lights College for eight years. Jeremy studied English literature at the University of British Columbia where he completed his MA thesis—an exploration of aesthetics and nationalism in Laurence Sterne's novel Tristram Shandy.  When he is not teaching, Jeremy is active in amateur theatre.



Chris Clarkson was born in Terrace, British Columbia, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa in 2002. His research interests include political, legal, and social history, and his book, Domestic Reforms: Political Visions and Family Regulation in British Columbia, 1862-1940, was published by UBC Press in 2007. Dr. Clarkson is Chair of the History Department at Okanagan College and currently teaches courses in Canadian, American, First Nations and Asian history at the Salmon Arm Campus. 



Jason Dewinetz is a writer, publisher, graphic designer & typographer originally from the Okanagan Valley. The author of moving to the clear (NeWest Press) and Clench (Gaspereau Press), Jason's work has appeared in literary anthologies & journals across Canada. Jason is also the founding editor, publisher & designer of Greenboathouse Press. He has presented on typography and the history of the book in Canada, the US and Europe, and has served, for the Alcuin Society, as a judge for the Canadian National Book Design Awards. His Greenboathouse publications are included in special collections libraries across Canada, the US and Europe, including the Newberry Library in Chicago, the Grolier Club Library in New York, the British Library in London, and the Museum of the Book in Amsterdam.



Francie Greenslade completed her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at University of British Columbia in 1992 and has been teaching at Okanagan College since 2005. Over the years she has written for TV Guide, trade magazines, non-profit organizations, business and government. Penguin, Canada published her first book, A Pilgrim in Ireland: A Quest for Home, in 2002. Her second book, By the Secret Ladder: A Mother's Initiation was published by Penguin in May 2007. Shelter, a novel, was published by Random House in August, 2011 and is forthcoming in the UK, Australia, and the US, as well as translations in German and Dutch.


Matt Kavanaugh

Matt Kavanaugh .






John Lent lives in Vernon, BC, where he taught Creative Writing and Literature Courses for Okanagan College for twenty-six years. So It Won't Go Away (2005) is his seventh book and is a sequel to his 1996 work of fiction, Monet's Garden, in its third printing. Other books by Lent include The Face In The Garden (1990) and Black Horses, Cobalt Suns (2000). John has written scholarly articles on Malcolm Lowry, Thomas De Quincey, Wilfred Watson, Mavis Gallant, Kristiana Gunnars and others, and has always been fascinated by the representation of consciousness as narrative. He is a founding member of Kalamalka Press, The Kalamalka Institute For Working Writers, and the annual Mackie Lecture and Reading Series at Okanagan College in Vernon. Lent is also a singer/songwriter in the Lent / Fraser / Wall Trio whose CD, Shadow Moon, was released in 2005.



Kevin McPherson In 2007, Kevin started a micro-press called “by the skin of me teeth,” which published 16 very short-run handmade chapbooks. In 2012, the press was renamed “our teeth” and now aims to create chapbooks & bookobjects around, for and by the Okanagan writing community. With his colleague, Jake Kennedy, Kevin has guest edited an issue of dandelion magazine--Poets Galore!--and a forthcoming issue of Open Letter. He also likes to read and play with the noises and shapes of language. For proof, see rhapsodomancy (Coach House, 2010) and easy peasy (Snare, 2011). Currently Kevin, again with his colleague Jake, revel in collaborative text experiments, working on a community-written novel called Death Valley.



Ross Tyner has been working at Okanagan College’s library since 1992 and as the Library director since 2009. A graduate of UBC and the University of Ottawa, Ross has been involved in many library and literacy research projects during his tenure with Okanagan College. Since 2001, he has played a variety of roles with Kalamalka Press, including editor, web manager, and production assistant.




Jim Hamilton (ex-officio)






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