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Program: Creative Book Publishing


Alison Maclean

Alison Maclean

Program Director, Creative Book Publishing

Alison Maclean has held a wide variety of executive positions in publishing, including associate publisher at Doubleday/ Seal and at Madison Press Books, and global resource manager at Wiley.

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Randy Chan

Randy Chan

Randy Chan has worked in the publishing industry for 20 years, specializing in strategic marketing and partnerships. Presently he is the Senior Marketing Manager at Harlequin.

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Julia Chanter

Julia Chanter

Julia Chanter has held a number of digital publishing roles, at Wiley, Dragnet Magazine, and as a consultant.

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Troy Cunningham

Troy Cunningham

Troy Cunningham has worked in book publishing for just over a decade.

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Diane Davy

Diane Davy

Diane Davy is President of Castledale, a consulting company specializing in the business side of the cultural sector with an emphasis on book and magazine publishing. Davy also serves as the part-time executive director of WorkInCulture.

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Linda Dunlop

Linda Dunlop

Linda Dunlop is an experienced journalist with a background in print, radio, television, and online media. For several years, she was the series producer for TVO’s Imprint, a Gemini-nominated program covering books, authors, and the publishing scene.

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Ron Eckel

Ron Eckel

Ron Eckel teaches the Literary Agenting and Rights Management specialization in the Humber Creative Book Publishing program.

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Catherine Graham

Catherine Graham

Catherine Graham is the author of five acclaimed poetry collections. As a creativity consultant she has worked with such organizations as GlaxoSmithKline, BookExpo, York University and the Ontario Government.

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Angel Guerra

Angel Guerra

Angel Guerra was the creative director of Stoddart Publishing and its imprints House of Anansi Press and Cormorant Books. In 2002 he set up Archetype, a downtown-Toronto art and design studio focusing on the cultural industries

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Meg Masters

Meg Masters

Meg Masters has worked in the publishing industry since 1987. She spent over ten years at Penguin Books Canada as an acquisitions editor and has been working as a freelance writer and editor for the last ten years.

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Catherine Mitchell

Catherine Mitchell

Catherine Mitchell is the former director of foreign and special markets at Tundra Books, the children’s book publisher of McClelland & Stewart.

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Evan Munday

Evan Munday

Evan Munday has worked in book marketing and publicity for ten years and has been nominated twice for a Silver Birch Fiction Award, for The Dead Kid Detective Agency and its sequel, Dial M for Morna.

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Matthew Sibiga

Matthew Sibiga

Matthew Sibiga has worked for Random House of Canada for 20 years and is currently the imprint sales director the Knopf Random Vintage Canada Publishing Group. 

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David Willson

David Willson

David Willson has extensive experience in book distribution and operations. Currently David is involved in the sales and marketing of a major database organization expanding into the library marketplace, and previously assisted with the start-up of a new education division at Library Services Centre.

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Allen Zuk

Allen Zuk

Allen Zuk began his career in Edmonton, starting with newspaper design and production in 1990, working his way up to production management, then moving on to web design and multimedia in 1997. 

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