Marianne Forsyth Vespry

Marianne Forsyth Vespry is a member of Tower Poetry Society, living in Hamilton, Ontario. She worked as a librarian, editor and administrator in Canada and abroad. The final thirteen years of her career were spent with the United Nations regional office in Bangkok. In addition to poetry she has published abstract bulletins, directories, thesauri, community editorials for the Hamilton Spectator, and a fantasy novel.

Ellen Bouchard Ryan

Ellen Bouchard Ryan is Professor Emeritus at McMaster University, former Director of the McMaster Centre for Gerontological Studies (now renamed Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging), and a member of Tower Poetry Society. Her psychological research examines how empowering communication fosters personhood and successful aging. She edits the Writing Down Our Years Series of publications to encourage creative expression and sharing of life stories by older adults.    Ellen Ryan’s website