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!
Grant Lawrence is an award-winning author, CBC personality, singer, columnist and live event host. The author of three best-selling memoirs, Adventures in Solitude (2010), The Lonely End of the Rink (2013), and Dirty Windshields (2017), he is the only two-time winner of BC Book Prizes’ Booksellers Choice. In 2014, Lawrence won a Canadian Screen Award for hosting the CBC Beetle Roadtrip Sessions. At the CBC, Lawrence is known mostly for hosting the ground-breaking podcast championing Canadian independent music. A columnist for the Vancouver Courier and Vancouver Is Awesome, he is also the lead singer of the Smugglers and the goalie for the Vancouver Flying Vees. He is married to musician Jill Barber. and they live in Vancouver, British Columbia, with their two children.