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!
Mark Abley is the author of seven books of non-fiction, four collections of poetry, and two children’s books. His latest work of non-fiction, The Organist: Fugues, Fatherhood, and a Fragile Mind, is a heartfelt and probing exploration of the life of his father, Harry Abley, who was for many years organist-choirmaster at St. John’s Cathedral and Third Avenue United Church in Saskatoon. Mark himself attended City Park Collegiate and the University of Saskatchewan. A winner of a Rhodes Scholarship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a National Newspaper Award, he lives in Montreal.