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!
Terry Griggs is the author of Quickening, which was nominated for a Governor General’s Award, The Lusty Man, Rogues’ Wedding (shortlisted for the Roger’s Writer’s Trust Fiction Prize), and Thought You Were Dead. Her popular children’s novels include the Cat’s Eye Corner series, and, most recently, Nieve (Biblioasis). In 2003, Terry Griggs was awarded the Marian Engel Award in recognition of a distinguished body of work, and in 2010 honoured with the installation of a Project Bookmark Canada plaque in Owen Sound. She lives in Stratford, Ontario.
Fiction: (Stratford, ON), The Discovery of Honey
The Discovery of Honey is a collection of short stories by Terry Griggs, who was nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Quickening, her first volume of stories. The Montreal Gazette calls Griggs a wildly inventive storyteller, and she has been labelled one of the most uproarious and confoundingly original writers at work today.
The first in a projected trilogy of novels, Nieve is the long-awaited new work for young adults by the award-winning author of the Cat’s Eye Corner Trilogy. Business has never been better for Nieve’s parents, professional weepers, but despite the perks – better desserts, a new lime green T-shirt – even Nieve wonders why so many more people seem unhappy. Then there are the signs that she can’t ignore that they are coming.