For the past 26 years, 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. See the line-up of incredible Canadian literary talent at The Word On The Street Saskatoon Sunday, September 24, 2017.
One of Canada’s best loved authors for young readers, Eric Walters has published almost a hundred novels and picture books. In his new novel 90 Days of Different, Ella has a plan to help Sophie find her wilder side. In the ninety days between the end of high school and the start of university she is going to arrange for Sophie to do amazing, new, different, and sometimes scary things. Can ninety days of different create a different life?
On the last day of high school, Sophie’s boyfriend breaks up with her. It turns out he thinks she is too predictable, too responsible, too mature…too boring.
A member of the Order of Canada, Eric Walters began writing in 1993 as a way to entice his fifth-grade students into becoming more interested in reading and writing. Eric has published more than ninety novels and picture books. He is a tireless presenter, speaking to over 100,000 students per year in schools across the country. One of his most common themes, which involves the Canadian heroes featured in his novels, is helping students to become aware of the greatness of their country. He lives in Guelph, Ontario. For more information, visit www.ericwalters.net.
Children’s and Young Adult: (Mississauga, ON), 90 Days of Different