Since 1990, The Word On The Street has proudly hosted some of the finest talent in Canadian literature. Plans for our 2018 Festival our now underway and our call for author submissions is now open!
Adrian Carter is a young mixed-race teen struggling with poor self-image, but he’s through with being bullied for his weight. Adrian decides to shed the pounds, no matter what it takes. When he meets and falls for Mel Woods, a confident and sensible girl with a passion for fitness, his motivation to change leads him to take dangerous measures. When Mel confronts Adrian about his methods of weight loss he is left trying to find a balance between the number on the scale and wondering if he’ll ever be worthy of love.
Andre Fenton is an author and award winning spoken word artist. He has represented Halifax at 7 national poetry festivals across Canada. He has won awards in both spoken word poetry, and filmmaking. His first young adult novel, Worthy of Love was published in 2018 with Formac Publishing. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.