Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Saskatoon -  Broadway Business District - Broadway & 10th Street | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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.

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Nieve — Terry Griggs

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Strange things are happening in town, but only Nieve seems to notice. When two strangers come to town, trailing night along behind them, and people, including Nieve’s best friend Malcolm, begin to disappear, Nieve knows that she must do something. She must venture into the Black City to uncover the mystery and save her town. “Packed with creepy thrills…a frighteningly delightful fairy tale for our times” (The Globe & Mail).


The first in a projected trilogy of novels, Nieve is the long-awaited new work for young adults by the award-winning author of the Cat’s Eye Corner Trilogy. Business has never been better for Nieve’s parents, professional weepers, but despite the perks – better desserts, a new lime green T-shirt – even Nieve wonders why so many more people seem unhappy. Then there are the signs that she can’t ignore that they are coming.

  • Fiction

Terry Griggs

Terry Griggs is the author of Quickening, which was nominated for a Governor General’s Award, The Lusty Man, Rogues’ Wedding (shortlisted for the Roger’s Writer’s Trust Fiction Prize), and Thought You Were Dead. Her popular children’s novels include the Cat’s Eye Corner series, and, most recently, Nieve (Biblioasis). In 2003, Terry Griggs was awarded the Marian Engel Award in recognition of a distinguished body of work, and in 2010 honoured with the installation of a Project Bookmark Canada plaque in Owen Sound. She lives in Stratford, Ontario.

Fiction: (Stratford, ON), The Discovery of Honey