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Janie Simpson, administrator and tour coordinator, is an award-winning writer and the founding executive and artistic director of the Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex. Her stories have been published in Grain Magazine and Riddle Fence, and she recently received a Canada Council for the Arts grant to complete the first draft of her current project, The Watering of the Girls, a novel set on White Head Island, New Brunswick, where she spent much of her childhood. See Janie’s detailed bio here, or visit