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!
Adeena Karasick is a New York-based Canadian poet, performer, cultural theorist, media artist, and the author of ten books of poetry and poetics. Her most recent work includes Checking In (Talonbooks, 2018) and Salomé: Woman of Valor (University of Padova Press, Italy, 2017), the libretto for her spoken word opera, co-created with Grammy Award-winning composer, Sir Frank London. She teaches Literature and Critical Theory for the Humanities and Media Studies Department at Pratt Institute, is Poetry Editor for Explorations in Media Ecology, received a 2018 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Award, and won the 2016 Voce Donna Italia Award for her contributions to feminist thinking as well as the 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. The Adeena Karasick Archive is established at Special Collections, Simon Fraser University.