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  • Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

    Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

    Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm is an Anishinaabe writer, poet, editor and the founder and managing editor of Kegedonce Press, an Indigenous publisher based…

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  • Noelle Allen

    Noelle Allen

    Noelle Allen is the owner and publisher of Wolsak and Wynn, a quirky little literary press based in Hamilton, Ontario.…

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  • James Bartleman

    James Bartleman

    James Bartleman is the former lieutenant governor of Ontario and the bestselling author of the novels As Long as the…

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  • David Bouchet

    David Bouchet

    David Bouchet (DaoudaToubab) est éditeur, écrivain et scénariste (La pirogue, 2012, Sélection du Festival de Cannes – Un Certain Regard).…

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  • Kia Corthron

    Kia Corthron

    The author of more than fifteen plays produced nationally and internationally, Kia Corthron came to national attention in the early…

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  • Eva Crocker

    Eva Crocker

    EVA CROCKER’s stories have been published in Riddle Fence, The Overcast, and The Telegram’s Cuffer Anthology. Barrelling Forward was shortlisted…

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  • Christopher Paul Curtis

    Christopher Paul Curtis

    Christopher Paul Curtis was born and reared in Flint, Michigan. After high school graduation, he worked on the assembly line…

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  • Wendy Donawa

    Wendy Donawa

    Wendy Donawa, formerly a museum curator and academic in Barbados, now lives on the West Coast and participates in Victoria’s…

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  • Terri Favro

    Terri Favro

    Terri Favro is a CBC Literary Prize finalist; author of the award-winning novella, The Proxy Bride; and co-creator of the…

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  • Gemma Files

    Gemma Files

    Gemma Files was born in London, England and raised in Toronto. Her story “The Emperor’s Old Bones” won the 1999…

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  • Claude Forand

    Claude Forand

    Né à Plessisville (Québec), Claude Forand habite Toronto depuis une trentaine d’années. Très actif dans la promotion de la littérature…

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  • Peter Goddard

    Peter Goddard

    Peter Goddard, music, film, and visual arts critic for the Toronto Star (and a winner of a National Newspaper Award),…

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  • Julie Cameron Gray

    Julie Cameron Gray

     Julie Cameron Gray is originally from Sudbury, Ontario. She is the author of Tangle (Tightrope Books, 2013), and two chapbooks:…

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  • Claire Holden Rothman

    Claire Holden Rothman

    Claire Holden Rothman is a Montreal fiction writer and translator whose novels include  My October(2014) and The Heart Specialist(2009). Her translation of Canada’s…

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  • Sandra Kasturi

    Sandra Kasturi

    Sandra Kasturi is a poet, writer and editor, and the co-publisher of the World Fantasy and British Fantasy Award-winning press,…

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  • Warren Kinsella

    Warren Kinsella

    Warren Kinsella is an author, musician, lawyer, and political consultant. His previous books include the national bestseller Web of Hate,…

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  • Elise Levine

    Elise Levine

    Elise Levine is the author of the story collection Driving Men Mad and the novel Requests and Dedications. Her work…

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  • Linden MacIntyre

    Linden MacIntyre

    LINDEN MacINTYRE’s bestselling first novel, The Long Stretch, was nominated for a CBA Libris Award and his boyhood memoir, Causeway: A Passage…

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  • Donato Mancini

    Donato Mancini

    Donato Mancini is currently the Fall 2017 Writer-in-Residence and the University of Windsor.makes visual and procedural poetry, bookworks, and visual…

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  • Grant Munroe

    Grant Munroe

    Grant Munroe is a writer based in Kingsville, Ontario. His work is regularly featured in national newspapers and magazines, including…

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  • Hope Nicholson

    Hope Nicholson

    Hope Nicholson is the Winnipeg based owner of Bedside Press, a publisher dedicated to niche and specialized graphic novels and…

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  • Carol Off

    Carol Off

    CAROL OFF is the host of CBC Radio’s As It Happens, the network’s flagship evening radio programme covering human interest stories…

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  • Rebecca Rosenblum

    Rebecca Rosenblum

    REBECCA ROSENBLUM is the author of two acclaimed books of fiction, The Big Dream and Once, winner of the Metcalf-Rooke Award and named one…

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  • Brett Alexander Savory

    Brett Alexander Savory

    Brett Savory recently stepped down as the Co-Publisher of the World Fantasy and British Fantasy Award-winning ChiZine Publications so he…

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  • Jen Storm

    Jen Storm

    Jen Storm is an Ojibway from the Couchiching First Nation in Northwestern Ontario. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Jennifer…

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