Our Team

Martin de Groot


Martin de Groot is the program editor for the Promenade community radio magazine, a project of the Commons Studio at The Working Centre and CKWR FM 98.5, Canada’s first community radio station. Martin wrote the Saturday arts and culture column for the Waterloo Region Record from 1997-2019, and served as Executive Director of the Waterloo Regional Arts Council from 2001 – 2011. His contributions were honoured by his peers in the arts community with the Arts Award Waterloo Region for Lifetime Achievement in 2019.


Tanis MacDonald


Tanis MacDonald is the author of six books, including her memoir, Out of Line: Daring to Be an Artist Outside the Big City. Her writing appears in publications in Canada, the United States, and Ireland. Originally from the prairies, she’s lived since 2006 in Waterloo, where she is a Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University


Frances Reilly


Frances Roberts Reilly is a seasoned broadcasting professional having worked at BBC, CBC, Global Television and Vision TV as a producer, director aand writer. 

She is a Producer of Watershed Writers. She is also an internationally published poet and author.


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Sponsors & Partners

Region of Waterloo Arts Fund
98.5FM CKWR – Listen online: CKWR Listen Live

Libraries & Supporters

Idea Exchange
Kitchener Public Library
Waterloo Public Library
Vocamus Writers Community

John Roscoe

Technical Producer
Brendon Highmore

Web Designer
Rebecca Petricevic

About Us

Watershed Writers presents in-depth conversations with local writers living and writing in the Grand River watershed area.

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