Ishbel Moore

Ishbel-MooreIshbel brings much to ReCon: Experience in fiction, non-fiction, editing, research, pacing oneself, and somehow putting it all together to make a (hopefully) sellable product. A goldmine of information, she can converse on many topics, including manuscript set-up, grammar, character and plot development, as well as how to work within peer writing circles and the solace or noise of your own home. She understands the concept of creating new lands, traveling backwards in time, or falling in love with a hero, and being so caught up in the writing process that hours have gone by before the author is aware.


Richard Koreen

Richard-KoreenRichard studied research in written composition during his graduate work at the University of Manitoba and enjoyed a 30 year career as a special educator. He wrote for and became editor of the Manitoba Resource Teachers’ Journal, a position he filled for five years. For three years he edited Voices, the literary Journal of the Lake Winnipeg Writers’ Group. He developed and delivered a ten session creative writing course and is now presenting Writer’s Workshops. He offers his skill as an editor as well as expertise in creating safe spaces where you can talk, share, and grow in the craft.


Tyra Masters-Heinrichs

Tyra-Masters-HeinrichsA lover of books and stories, Tyra Masters-Heinrichs proudly writes to entertain. She co-facilities the Selkirk Genre Writers’ Group and is also BK Publishing. You can find more about her at her author website, or about BK Publishing at


Pat Narynski

Pat-NarynskiInsightful and sensitive poetry is Pat Narynski’s forte. With a keen eye, she can see the deeper meaning in the simplest or mundane of daily activities as well as those important pivotal moments everyone experiences. She understands what is meant by “less is more”. Pat will lend her guidance to up and coming poets by addressing their questions, critiquing and advising, and will touch on how words can be manipulated on the page to add art to poetry.