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Austin Shouli (he / him)

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After Austin received a diploma in Journa­lism from the South­ern Alberta Ins­titute of Techno­logy (SAIT) in 2019, he began a ca­reer in marke­ting.

Although the majority of Austin's profession­al out­put has included white­papers, case studies, and adver­torials, he has always kept one foot in the world of creative writing and his diverse range of experiences has been provi­ding him with a broad palette of creative expres­sion.

Austin has been bringing his passion for the written word to the Nanaimo poetry com­munity, attending monthly poetry reading events and occasionally performing his own poems. Most recently, he has begun to prepare his first chapbook, Reasonable Offers Only, forthcoming from JLRB Press in 2024.

Austin's involvement in the literary world is only part of the story. Following his passion for music, Austin has worked as a production assis­tant for Live Nation concerts at venues such as the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary. Current­ly, Austin is pursuing a computer science degree at Vancouver Island University.