Barb Howard has published a short story collection and four novels. She won the Howard O’Hagan Award for Short Fiction and the Exporting Alberta Award. Barb is a former lawyer and an established writing workshop facilitator who has been President of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, Writer-in-Residence for the Calgary Public Library and editor of FreeFall Magazine. She holds an MA in Creative Writing and, in 2019, completed the ICD-Rotman Not-for-Profit Governance Essentials Program. In addition to The Shoe Project, she currently sits on the Board of Directors of Calgary Arts Development and the Calgary Arts Foundation.