The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming and our next festival promises to offer the best so far. Check out our 2018 schedule below and please stay tuned for the 2019 schedule details.
Giselle Courteau is the co-owner of the hugely popular Duchess Bake Shop, Duchess Provisions and Duchess Atelier, and also the recently opened Cafe Linnea, all in Edmonton, Canada. She is a self-taught baker who has been baking her whole life. The author lives in Edmonton, AB.
Due to poor travel conditions in Eastern Canada, Virginia Pésémapéo Bordeleau will be unable to join us
Virgina Pésémapéo Bordeleau is an internally recognized visual artist of Cree origin. She has published three novels and two poetry collections in French. Winter Child is her first novel translated into English. She lives in Abitibi, in northwest Quebec.
Lorna Schultz Nicholson has published children’s picture books, middle grade fiction, YA fiction and hockey non-fiction. Before she started writing full-time, she worked as a television co-host and reporter, radio host and reporter, theatre and murder mystery actor, fitness coordinator and rowing coach. Whew. Now, she writes full time. Most of her children’s books are about friendships and school and family life and emotions and feelings and… well, the ups and downs of life. We all have those ups and downs, right? Her books have been nominated for many different awards, and are often on the CCBC’s Best Books for Kids and Teens list. Lorna loves travelling and presents at libraries and schools all over North America to inspire children to love reading and writing as much as she does. Lorna lives in Edmonton with her husband (Go Oilers Go) and two dogs, a whiny bichon shih tzu, and a sort-of-naughty puppy she rescued from Mexico.
Maureen Fergus is an award-winning author of books for kids of all ages. Her novels include The Gypsy King trilogy and Ortega; her picture books include InvisiBill, The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten, and the Buddy and Earl series. She lives in Winnipeg with her family and her dog, Buddy.