Andrea Thompson (MFA) is a poet, novelist, teacher, activist and mentor, who has been a mainstay on the Canadian spoken wordscene for the past twenty-two years. In 1995, she was featured in the ground-breaking documentary, Slamnation, as a member of the country’s first National Slam team, and in 2011 was host of the nationally broadcast television series, Heart of a Poet. Thompson’s poetry collection, Eating the Seed (Ekstasis Editions, 2000), has been featured on the reading list at the University of Toronto, and at the Ontario College of Art and Design University. Thompson is the co-editor of Other Tongues: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out, an anthology released by Inanna Publications in 2010. Thompson has recently released her critically acclaimed debut novel, Over Our Heads (also with Inanna) and she currently teaches a workshop on poetry and the spoken word through OCADU’s Continuing Studies department.