Since 1990, The Word On The Street has proudly hosted some of the finest talent in Canadian literature. Our next festival is shaping up to be another great one. Check out all of the confirmed authors, performers, and storytellers below!
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.
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.