Samantha Ainsworth,
Member of Poetry Board

Samantha Ainsworth is working as a poetry board member at The Malahat Review while completing her creative writing degree at Vancouver Island University. Her poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction pieces have been published in Island Writer magazine, Out of the Warm Land, Portal magazine, and Verse and Vision. Her prose was shortlisted in Vancouver’s West End Writers’ 2009 contest, and her short fiction piece, “Slack your Rope,” won first place in the Victoria Writers’ Society’s 2010 contest. A viticulturist by trade, Samantha manages her four-acre vineyard in North Cowichan.