Mack Furlong - host bio
Mack FurlongMack Furlong is a musician, writer and actor from St. Johnís, Newfoundland. He is the co-artistic director and host of Sound Symposium. He plays percussion with improvising groups the Black Auks and Noice. Thereís also a cover band in there, the Herd. Mack co-directs VocalX, an improvisation choir. He co-created the CBC Radio cult classics The Great Eastern and Sunny Days and Nights, starring as Paul Moth. He served as host for many other CBC radio programs including urNews.ca, Harry Freckles, Goosebumps, A Few of the Best, Radio Noon Trivia, and Weekend Arts Magazine. Mackís radio writing has won an award from the Writers Guild of Canada. He has been published in Riddle Fence, Canadian Theatre Review and in the iLit series for High School English by McGraw-Hill Ryerson. Mack has also written for and appeared on stage with the Mummers Troupe, Rising Tide Theatre and c2c Theatre. In 2014, Mack received the John Drainie Award for distinguished contribution to Canadian broadcasting.