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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The Bus — Adam Pottle

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Set on a single day on April 21, 1941, The Bus is told by eight different narrators: six mental patients, the Nazi doctor who must kill them, and the man who must burn their corpses. Herded onto a bus with thirty-five of their peers and unable to see out the painted windows, the patients are transferred from the Scheuern institution to the euthanasia clinic in Hadamar, Germany.

Adam Pottle’s writing focuses on the dynamic and philosophical aspects of deafness and disability. His first book, the poetry collection Beautiful Mutants, was shortlisted for two Saskatchewan Book Awards and the Acorn-Plantos Prize. His novel Mantis Dreams: The Journal of Dr. Dexter Ripley won the 2014 Saskatoon Book Award. His play Ultrasound premiered at Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto. His most recent book is The Bus, which won the 2016 Ken Klonsky Award. He lives in Saskatoon.

Adam’s program will have interpretive and ASL services.

The Bus

Detailing a six-hour window on April 21, 1941, The Bus features eight different narrators: six mental patients, the doctor who will kill them, and the man who will burn their corpses. Crammed into a bus with thirty-five others and unable to see out the painted windows, the patients are transferred from the Scheuern institution to the Nazi euthanasia clinic in Hadamar, Germany.

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Adam Pottle

Adam Pottle’s writing focuses on the dynamic and philosophical aspects of deafness and disability. His first book, the poetry collection Beautiful Mutants, was shortlisted for two Saskatchewan Book Awards and the Acorn-Plantos Prize. His novel Mantis Dreams: The Journal of Dr. Dexter Ripley won the 2014 Saskatoon Book Award. His play Ultrasound premiered at Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto. His most recent book is The Bus, which won the 2016 Ken Klonsky Award. He lives in Saskatoon.