Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, pluri-disciplinary artist and writer Valerie LeBlanc has worked in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia. Her creations travel between poetry, performance, visual and written theory. Valerie LeBlanc has been creating video poetry since the mid 1980’s, and is the creator of the MediaPackBoard (MPB), portable screening / performance device. In the fall of 2012, she published her play; The Raft, through Basic Bruegel Editons. She is currently a doctorate student (Doctor of Philosophy in the Visual Arts) at the University of Sydney, in Sydney, AU.