Tricia Knowles (she/her) is a queer, Mi’kmaq settler who has been exploring her
individuality and identity through a pre-colonial lens, within the arts and the spaces and places where her ancestry intersects.

Driven as an arts promoter and cultural curator, Tricia has a passion for creative placemaking and for crafting interactive, immersive events which inspire residents to be part of the change they want to see in their community. She holds a certificate in Cultural Planning and Development from UBC and a diploma in Radio and Television Arts (Broadcast Journalism) from NSCC.

Tricia is an activist who strives for connection of self in tandem with the cycles of nature. She supports dismantling the patriarchy, female and non-binary empowerment, learning new ways to de-colonize and de-program how we show up in the world. She is a lover of both old-timey and contemporary circus and is a stiltwalker and costumer. Other joy practices include swimming, bicycles, sex, dancing, foraging for mushrooms and herbs, and getting lost in a fabulous book.

She is currently the Marketing & Communications Manager for PuSh International Performing Arts Festival in Vancouver in addition to her role as Marketing Director with Kingston WritersFest.

Tricia is sponsored by Author Patron, Quarry Medical.

Appearing in: 1. An Evening With Heather O’Neill

Past Festival Appearances

2021: 8. Herbariums: Meditations on Forgotten Flora
25. Making Mischief: The Trickster Trilogy 

2020: 16. What is Certain? Historical/Speculative Fiction, 20. The Opposite of Identical: Fiction