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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!
Erin Cossar is a contributor to The Secret Loves of Geek Girls, which was published by Bedside Press in 2015 and will be reissued by Dark Horse in October 2016. She is also an advertising and graphic designer at Penguin Random House Canada, an artist, and one of the organizers of Comic Shop Ladies Night (a group that hosts quarterly casual, inclusive social gatherings at local comics shops). Originally from Newfoundland, she currently lives in Toronto with her partner and three cats.
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.