Megan Gail Coles

Megan Gail Coles is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland and the National Theatre School of Canada. She is co-founder and co-artistic director of Poverty Cove Theatre Company. Her plays in progress include Building Houses, Wasting Paper, and  an adaptation of Lisa Moore’s Grace. She is a member of the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador, Playwrights Guild of Canada, Playwrights’ Atlantic Resource Centre and Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal. Her completed plays include Falling Trees, SquawkThe Battery, Bound and Our Eliza (Playwrights’ Canada Press/Breakwater Books). Megan won the 2013 Rhonda Payne Theatre Award. Her debut fiction collection, Eating Habits of the Chronically Lonesome, won the BMO Winterset Award and The Margaret & John Savage First Book Award. Megan is originally from Savage Cove on the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland. She currently resides in St. John’s where she works at Breakwater Books, is Artist-In-Residence at the Arts & Culture Centre and a fiction editor for Riddle Fence.