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Since 1990, The Word On The Street has presented thousands of Canadian authors for readers of all ages and literary appetites. This year's schedule includes over 200 presenters on 14 stages.
Ben Dugas is a Product Manger at Rakuten Kobo Inc and has lived in the world of ebooks for just over a decade. He used to work on improving content quality and content support and now focuses on matching products, disambiguating contributors and solving other data related problems.
Andreya Klobucar is the founding Editor-In-Chief of Mimp Magazine: a platform & annual print volume with an aim to celebrate the infinite imperfections of the women around us and within. An imaginative storyteller and entrepreneur experienced in Publishing and Creative Direction, Andreya’s work revolves around creating opportunities to amplify the voices of women with a vision for the future.
Gwen Benaway is a Two-Spirited Trans poet of Anishinaabe and Métis descent. She has received many distinctions and awards, including the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers. She is the author of two previous poetry collections and her latest book is Holy Wild. She lives in Toronto.
Cory Doctorow is a coeditor of Boing Boing, a special consultant to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an MIT Media Lab Research Associate and a visiting professor of Computer Science at the Open University. His award-winning novel Little Brother and its sequel Homeland were a New York Times bestsellers. Born and raised in Toronto, he lives in Los Angeles.