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!
John Early is an award-winning author based out of his hometown of Saskatoon. His world travels, however, like his writing and projects in life, always define new territory. John’s wild new book, Tales of the Modern Nomad – Monks, Mushrooms & Other Misadventures delves into his decade of global backpacking over 30 countries through an eclectic layout of stories, photography, poetry and sidebar sketches. It captures all the travel insight you won’t get in a guidebook. John is currently calling Nicaragua his second home where he’s running a Circus Island Artist Residency with Momentom Collective. For more info on John and the book visit www.modernnomad.ca
Nonfiction: (Saskatoon, SK), Tales of the Modern Nomad
In this wild and colorful journey – veteran backpacker and travel host John Early blends his personal creative expression with insight and storytelling dedicated to all universal travelers and abstract thinkers. This is not your typical travel book. Modern Nomad captures the ridiculous and enlightening escapades of a decade’s worth of world travel among a myriad of cultures in a collection of prose, photos, lyrics and sketches. Not for the travel faint of heart, Nomad is a cheeky ride-from the awkward (…This Must Be A Monk Thing) to the sublime (The Fourth Dimension of Machu Picchu) to the terrifying (How to Get Robbed in Mexico) to the psychedelic and spiritual (The Call of Ayahuasca), John’s journeys will inspire, entertain and provoke you toward your own.