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Michael ‘Piecez’ Prosserman found his passion for break­dancing at a very young age. By the time he was three, Michael was already standing on his head while watching Saturday morning cartoons. Michael is a university instructor, mental health advocate, and professional speaker, specializing in start-ups, team culture, fundraising, and succession. He is the founder of UNITY Charity and EPIC Leadership. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Cordelia Strube is the author of 11 critically acclaimed novels. She has been nominated for the Governor General’s Award, the Trillium Book Award and longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.

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Paul Vermeersch is a poet, multimedia artist, creative writing professor and literary editor. He is the author of several poetry collections, including the Trillium Award-nominated The Reinvention of the Human Hand. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Guelph for which he received the Governor General’s Gold Medal. His poems have been translated into Polish, German, Spanish, and French and have appeared in international anthologies. He teaches at Sheridan College and is the founding editor of Buckrider Books, an imprint of Wolsak & Wynn Publishers Ltd. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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