BHS- Where you want to go, if you love to write!
Hello! My name is Christina Koikaran. I am a student in the Writer’s Room program at BHS. I always enjoyed writing and making stories. Writing is a place where I can get all my emotions and thoughts out. Whenever I felt a certain way, writing was my escape. Writing is the place where I can let my crazy imagination run wild and not have to fear being judged. I joined writer’s room so I can learn how to become an accomplished writer. Writer’s room is the place where I can express myself and I’m very glad I decided to choose this class!
More writers bios to be added!
Adam Green is in grade 9 but is a year younger than everyone there. He was born in Montreal, Quebec, but his family were all born in Northern Ireland. A few Hobbies of his include, video games, playing the saxophone, and the most obvious one, reading and writing. He has not written a lot, but he has read loads, mainly romance though, unlike the majority of boys his age he enjoys reading or watching shows that involve romance, and that is what he hopefully will be able to write about. It is his goal to be able to write something with a more innovative idea, which is a little harder because of everything that has already been published in the world.
Her name is Kathryn Wilson, She was born and raised in Montreal Quebec. She wants to write fiction. She was published with Melinda Cochran International in the book 51 possibilities in 2015-2016. Her favorite author is Harper Lee and her favorite book is To Kill A Mockingbird. She hopes to become a writer or a human rights lawyer.
Charlotte Fraser was born in Montreal Quebec Canada, she focuses on short stories and novellas. Authors Charlotte enjoys and inspire her writing are John green and Tatiana De Rosnay. She enjoys mystery genres along with inspiring and true stories. Her hobbies include art, reading and ringette. Hopefully one day she will publish a book that can really change someone's perspective of life.
Sean Wolanyk is a teenager who lives in Montreal. He is a multi-instrumentalist and an avid architecture enthusiast. He loves to write all types of fiction stories, but mainly sci-fi and fantasy. His writing is not inspired by writers, but rather buildings and architecture, such as the Jeddah Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral. He received a few awards, including and limited to the grade six english award and… that’s it actually.
Olivia Axiuk is the age of 14 and currently lives in Montreal,Quebec, Canada. She enjoys writing stories of fantasy although she has yet to publish one. She also enjoys reading stories of fantasy such as Harry Potter and the Shades of Magic trilogy. When she is not writing, she is usually found drawing, crafting or immersed in a good book. As a writer, her goal is to publish a novella by the end of this year and start a novel, also, of course, of the fantasy genre.
Sofia Padula was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She has been writing short stories of different genres since she was young, but has recently been leaning more towards poetry. Sofia gets a lot of her inspiration from novelist, Dean Koontz and poet, Rudy Francisco. Some of her hobbies include reading, cooking, playing piano, and, of course, writing. Sofia aspires to one day become a poet.
Alasdair Bell was born in Montreal Quebec and attended Dorval Elementary then Beaconsfield High School. Alasdair’s focus as a writer is action/fiction novellas. Alasdair’s favourite authors are J.R.R. Tolkein (Lord of the Rings) and Brent Weeks (the Night Angel trilogy.) Alasdair is a console gamer and enjoys games with wide explorable areas to enjoy. Alasdair’s goal is to hopefully become a New York times best seller.
(Alasdair is drinking ice-tea)
George Boyer is an aspiring writer and avid reader. He lives in montreal, and he loves to go camping. He loves to write about sci-fi, fiction and psychological horror. His writing inspirations are Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, James S.A. Corey, Markus Zusak, and Neil Gaiman, amongst others. He hopes to publish the short stories he has written in the past, and is working on a novella that he plans to finish by the end of the year.
Shane Puzantian was born here in Canada. He is half Greek half Armenian. His dad was also born here but his older brother was born in Turkey then my grandparents moved to Canada and then my dad was born.He plays a lot of sports. He's been putting much more effort into school this year. He works with his father on occasions like for example when he went to Toronto for a show or stuff like that and he pays him- a very determined person, Shane shows promise to be all he sets out to be.
Jules Mcleish is a young writer from Montreal. At the moment she enjoys writing poems but is hoping to start writing fiction, in the near future. She was born in Portugal but soon moved to Ireland where she lived for seven years. Jules is now living in Canada with her large family and many pets. In her pastime, she loves to read and shop for clothes with her friends. One of her all-time favourite authors is Sarah J. Maas who’s written the two most amazing series, in Jules’ opinion.
Kitiara Arsenault was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. She loves the performing arts and writing short stories. Her favourite genre of books are historical fiction, fantasy, mystery and sci-fi. Kitiara hopes to write short stories that involve her personal experiences or just random ideas that come from her wild imagination. It can be hard for Kitiara to express herself, so she hopes to use this class as a way of expression
Mina Thibault is French Canadian, born in Montreal, Quebec. Born on May 23rd, 2003, she is an aspiring author, starting from a few short stories and English class narratives here and there. She strives to become a great success, with her own collection of books. Her pastimes include reading, babysitting, writing, listening to music, playing sports and playing her favourite instrument, the alto saxophone. In seventh grade, Mina received a trophy for most improved in basketball. She played karate for 7 years straight, this being her first ever sport and passion. Mina falls under many “categories,” according to many people. She can be sporty and athletic, girly, a band “geek,” as well as a “nerd” and writer. She is tremendously unique, and has the capability of being many things at once.
Lauren McCarthy is from Montreal, Quebec Canada. She is currently starting off her writing career by getting published, as she is working on her first novella. Her favorite authors consist of Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of The Secret Garden and Nicola Yoon, author of Everything Everything. Some of Lauren’s goals for the future are to continue to write books, that will be published and also becoming an art teacher.
Madison Kaiser was born and raised in Montréal, Québec. A writer from a very young age, she is currently experimenting with various genres such as short stories, novellas, and poetry. Outside of school, Madison enjoys reading, cooking, and having fun with her friends. She has won several academic awards, including the Enriched English Language Arts Proficiency Award in secondary two. Madison hopes to inspire others with her writing and brighten the world one word at a time.
Jessica Feeney was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. She enjoys writing teen fiction, romance and action/thrillers. She loves to read and some of her favourite authors include J.K Rowling, C.L Stone, Kiera Cass,Huntley Fitzpatrick and many others. She likes to Irish dance, play rugby and enjoys watching various sports including lacrosse, football and hockey.
She has yet to publish a work of literature, but aspires to release a book in the near future.
Vassilia Kiakas is a non-fictional fourteen year old who currently resides in Montreal, Quebec. She has a passion for the arts, loves to draw, likes psychology and enjoys reading and writing works of fiction. The world around her and popular culture inspire her writing and compositions. In the sixth grade, she was presented with the English award at her elementary school.
Aimée Cyr is fourteen years old. She was born in Montréal, Québec. She loves writing romance, fiction and end of the world novels. She is a painter and dancer. She has been painting for seven years and dancing since she was five.
She has two cats named Oliver and Ozzy. Her goal in life is to pursue her dreams.
Chloe Morris is from Montreal, Quebec. She is interested in writing teen fiction and is also experimenting with mysteries. Some of her inspiration comes from her favourite authors, such as Veronica Roth, Cassandra Clare, John Green, and much more! She plays soccer, tennis, and football, is learning to play the clarinet, and reads tons of books. She hasn’t published anything yet but hopes to become more known in the writing world.
Kate Douglas was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She loves to write short stories and is mostly inspired by her favourite authors Marissa Meyer and James Dashner. In her free time, Kate likes to read, write, paint, and dance. In the future, she hopes to become an author
Luca Della Rocca is a young writer who lives in Montreal, Quebec. His focus as a writer is to either write newspaper articles or write short stories. Some of his more memorable authors are Eric Walter and Suzanne Collins. Some of the hobbies that Luca likes to do are trampolining or playing guitar. Last year, in 8th grade, Luca published his first short story.
His goals are to improve in writing and to write for the New York Times.
Chloe Plouffe was born and lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She loves to write and is currently experimenting with different genres as a writer. She won the Top Student English Award in grade seven. Some of her favourite authors include John Green and S. E. Hinton. She loves to swim, run and anything artistic. In the future, she would like to become a journalist or pursue a career in fiction writing.
Julia Axiuk lives currently in Montreal, Quebec. She has always had an enormous love for storytelling and writing and has taken on a particular liking to the fantasy/adventure genres. When not writing, she can be seen either reading, drawing, crafting or playing the piano. Some of her favourite books currently include the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling and the Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab. As she has just begin to explore the writing world, she has yet to publish any of her own books, but aspires to write her own novel an series in the fantasy genre and a novella in the near future.
Tyra Daley is a young aspiring author, born in Montreal. She has always had a great love of literary arts, authoring several unpublished pieces since a very young age. Along with her love of reading and writing, she loves performing and has played some theatrical roles throughout the years, most recently, the role of young Scrooge in the stage rendition of A Christmas Carol, presented by Geordie Productions. She has been a fan of fantastical fiction novels, and is currently authoring a book series, with hopes of publishing her first book in 2018/19. Tyra is involved in several community activities. She has been playing ringette since she was 5 years old, and volunteers as a coach for younger girls learning the sport. She also tutors elementary aged students in language arts, and aspires to be a History or English professor.
Zoe Starzenski is a bookworm who decided to give writing a try. She realized she really enjoyed writing in grade four when she had to write a short story for the final exam. Since then, she’s always been excited every time the teacher says she has to do any creative writing task. Publishing a book has always been one of her dreams and now, in the writer’s room, that dream will become a reality.
Kevin Saunders was born in Quebec, Montreal in 2003, which makes him a 14 year old boy. He started high school at JRHS and did two years there then changed to BHS for grade nine. He started writing journals at a young age, that journal made him a better writer because he would practice writing everyday. He prefers to write short stories because they’re fast to make and they’re very fun to read! What’s your favorite type of reading? Hope it’s short stories because that’s what Kevin Saunders prefers to write. He is a sporty kid, he plays hockey. He’s been playing hockey since he was 6 years old. The past two years Kevin has been playing for the JRHS team in sport etudes, but he has left to come here at BHS. He currently plays in double letters, for hockey.
Maili Alvear-Longtin was born in Montrealt.She is now 15 years old.When she isn't at school her hobbies include going to the mall,running track,and watching movies.Her favorite movie of all time is Mean Girls ,because it is full of conflict and it really dramatizes high school.She is also a huge animal lover.She loves all animals but her favorites are cats and dogs.At home she has one cat and two dogs who she loves very much.