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Since 1990, The Word On The Street has proudly hosted some of the finest talent in Canadian literature. Our 27th festival is shaping up to be one of our best yet. Check out all of the authors, performers, and storytellers below!
Cherelle Higgins is an award-winning graphic designer whose work has been profiled in Wallpaper and Chatelaine magazines. She is a contributor to The Secret Loves of Geek Girls, which will be re-issued by Dark Horse in the autumn of 2016. Born and raised in the UK, she arrived in Ontario at age 12 and never looked back.
She studied film and interactive multimedia at Sheridan College and later taught Advanced Digital Special effects there. In her free time she makes short films, writes short stories, lifts weights and argues with harassers on the subway.
The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is a non-fiction anthology mixing prose, comics, and illustrated stories on the lives and loves of an amazing cast of female creators. Featuring work by Margaret Atwood (The Heart Goes Last), Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer), Trina Robbins (Wonder Woman), Marguerite Bennett (Marvel’s A-Force), Noelle Stevenson (Nimona), Marjorie Liu (Monstress), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), and over fifty more creators. It’s a compilation of tales told from both sides of the tables: from the fans who love video games, comics, and sci-fi to those that work behind the scenes: creators and industry insiders.