I’m thrilled to announce that Kate Burgess has joined the Project Bookmark Canada team. Kate, a passionate reader and one-time Project Bookmark Canada intern, will be working half-time as our Executive Assistant, and will also be managing some project development for our growing charity.

We first met Kate when she was a student in the Humber College Creative Book Publishing program, and had soon hired her as an intern. Kate went on to intern at First Book Canada, and then moved to Kingston to work as Marketing and Communications Coordinator for a theatre company specializing in performances that explore Canadian History. Happily, the book world has snatched her back! When she’s not writing, filing and planning for Bookmark, Kate is Editorial Assistant for Open Book: Toronto and Open Book: Ontario.

Continuing thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for providing Project Bookmark Canada with an operating grant that helps fund this new position.

Please join me in welcoming Kate. I look forward to the progress we can make together, building Project Bookmark Canada’s network of sites and stories.