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.
In Stay, Katherine Lawrence has crafted an extraordinary novel-in-verse for young readers. Told through the diary entries of Millie, Stay is an insightful and touching view of a family in a time of crisis, and the 11-year old daughter trying to keep everything together. “A powerful narrative about a family in transition” (Quill and Quire).
Millie is eleven (going on twelve) and enjoys doing what kids usually like to do: riding her bike and dreaming of the day she can convince her family to get a dog. She also writes in her diary daily. But instead of writing to herself, she writes to her twin brother Billy, who died before he was born. Alright, so it’s not totally normal, but it’s manageable.
Katherine Lawrence is a writer whose award-winning poetry includes Never Mind, Lying to Our Mothers, and Ring Finger, Left Hand. Her work has been honoured by awards such as Best First Book, Saskatchewan Book Awards; the City of Regina Writing Award, and the John V. Hicks Long Manuscript Award. Her poems have been anthologized in The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2010 and in Nelson English Grade 10 Academic Edition and Elements of English 12 by Harcourt Canada.
Katherine writes stage plays, coaches emerging writers, facilitates teen writing workshops, and chairs Access Copyright Foundation. She lives in Saskatoon.
Children’s and Young Adult: (Saskatoon, SK), Stay