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      The Word Vancouver festival is set for its 2016 edition with a massively inclusive lineup of authors, appearing at venues around town from Wednesday to Sunday (September 21 to 25).

      The Straight asked a group of these distinguished writers to tell us about their most memorable reading experiences. Which books put a stamp on their imaginations early on? Which ones revealed to them the full powers of the written word?

      Here's what they told us.