“Mark Leiren-Young, who has a background in pretty much everything — journalism, television, comedy, theatre and film- is without a doubt one of the most talented, multi-disciplinary voices in Canada.” – Vanessa Farquharson, National Post.
Mark is the author of The Killer Whale Who Changed the World – the story of the first orca displayed in captivity was the winner of the 2017 Science Writers and Communicators (SWCC) Book Award). He has three new books for young readers Orcas Everywhere: The Mystery and History of Killer Whales for ages 9 and up, the picture book Orcas of the Salish Sea and the board book (for babies) Big Whales, Small World. He directed the award-winning documentary, The Hundred-Year-Old Whale.
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Bug Lewis is so excited to be a part of the Skaana team. They were first published as a poet at the age of fifteen via Poetry on Buses, and debuted as a musician and actor as a member of the ensemble for Desdemona Chiang’s production of Measure for Measure at the Seattle Shakespeare Company. They are so grateful to be a part of this wonderful podcast, and would like to thank their parents for always encouraging them to pursue their passions.