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!
Allan Safarik is a poetry yahoo living just off the Louis Riel Trail. He is the author of Famous Roadkill and sixteen other volumes of poetry. In addition, he writes non-fiction books and novels and teaches Imaginative Writing at St Peter’s College in Humboldt. “Where he is there’s energy. You begin with that. Energy and quickness. He does not move or think or ever, I suspect, dream slowly. This is a mind and an imagination that flashes.” – Patrick Friesen, Border Crossings
In Famous Roadkill, Allan Safarik has captured prairie people, places and prairie myths as few poets have. Safarik writes with fortitude and wisdom, honey and fire, and with the jab and embrace of a fearless storyteller. Famous Roadkill is another landmark collection of Safarik’s poetic take on small town prairie life.