Christopher Tobin is a stand-up comedian, dramaturge, and teacher. As a comedian, he began at Yuk Yuks International Comedy Club in St. John’s in 2011 and has since appeared in three Just for Laughs showcases, the Braxton Comedy Festival, the St. John’s Comedy Festival, and various shows as part of Downtown Comedy in St. John’s.
As a dramaturge, Christopher has written and performed in stage adaptations of Rod Sterling’s The Twilight Zone—teleplays adapted for live stage performance for School Zone Productions, which has produced fifteen of these episodes over the course of five shows during 2012–2017. A graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland with a Bachelor of Education, he teaches junior high and high school English. He lives with his family in St. John’s.
Flanker Press is a bright spark in the Newfoundland and Labrador publishing scene. As the province’s most active publisher of trade books, the company now averages twenty new titles per year, with a heavy emphasis on regional non-fiction and historical fiction.
The mission of Flanker Press is to provide a quality publishing service to the local and regional writing community and to actively promote its authors and their books in Canada and abroad.
Now located in Paradise, Flanker Press has grown from a part-time venture in 1994 to a business with eight full-time employees. In the fall of 2004, Flanker Press launched a new imprint, Pennywell Books. This imprint includes literary fiction, short stories, young adult fiction, and children’s books.
Flanker Press Ltd. Unit #1 1243 Kenmount Road, Paradise, NL A1L 0V8 Canada
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation for our publishing activities.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.