Until 2015, Michelle Alfano served as an Associate Editor with the literary quarterly Descant. She is the co-organizer, with the Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke, of the annual Love Poetry Festival honouring Milton Acorn and Gwen MacEwen as well as the founder and organizer of the (Not So) Nice Italian Girls & Friends Reading Series. Her novella, Made Up Of Arias, was the 2010 winner of the Biennial F.G. Bressani Literary Prize for Short Fiction. Her short story “Opera”, on which the novella was based, was a finalist for a Journey Prize anthology. Her fiction and non-fiction work has been widely published in Canada in major literary publications including Descant, Prairie Fire, The Capilano Review, The Antigonish Review, Event, A Room of One’s Own and in six anthologies. In addition to her personal memoir The Unfinished Dollhouse: A Memoir of Gender and Identity, she is currently at work on a novel entitled Destiny, think of me while you sleep.