Rayanne Haines, (she/her) is an author, cultural producer, podcaster, and educator. She is the 2022 Writer in Residence for the Metro Edmonton Federation of Libraries and a best-selling author of three poetry collections - The Stories in My Skin (2013), Stained with the Colours of Sunday Morning (Inanna, 2017), and Tell The Birds Your Body Is Not A Gun (Frontenac, 2021) - as well as a four-part commercial market, urban fantasy/romance series. She hosts the literary podcast Crow Reads and has produced films and theater events showcasing the diversity of women's voices in Alberta. Her poetry and prose have been shortlisted for the Canadian Authors Association Exporting Alberta Award, the Jon Whyte Memorial Essay Alberta Literary Award, The Robert Kroetsch Award for Poetry, and the National ReLit Award for Poetry. Tell the Birds Your Body Is Not A Gun won the 2022, Alberta Literary Awards, Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry. She’s had work published in journals and online in Canada, the UK and the USA. Rayanne has taught/mentored with MacEwan University, U of A extension, The Alexandra Writers' Centre and The Writers' Guild of Alberta.