Carolyn Forde has been with Westwood Creative Artists, Canada's oldest and largest literary agency since 2005. She represents over forty authors. Carolyn travels to New York and the London and Frankfurt bookfairs regularly to further the interests of Westwood. In recent years Carolyn has been a speaker at the Muskoka Literary Festival, The DarkLit Literary Festival, The Writers Group of Durham, a mentor at the Ontario Writers Conference, and a jury member for Diaspora Dialogues 2012 mentorship selection process. This will be her second time attending SiWC. She has wide-ranging tastes – from literary to commercial fiction, from serious narrative non-fiction to pop-culture and humour. Carolyn is on Twitter at@cforde_litagent.