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!
Tyler Enfield is an award-winning author and photographer. His magical western, Madder Carmine, won the 2016 High Plains Book Award. His most recent children’s novel, Hannah And The Magic Eye, tells the story of a Jewish girl, and a Palestinian boy, who form an unlikely friendship while searching for the lost treasure of King Solomon’s Temple. Tyler’s interactive film, Invisible World (National Film Board of Canada, 2017) was co-written with Madeleine Thien, and won three Alberta Screen Awards, including Best Director, and Best Interactive Media. You can visit Tyler and his work at: www.TylerEnfield.com
The acclaimed debut novel by Tyler Enfield, Madder Carmine, set in the year 1849, is “a thrilling account of gun battles, romance, harrowing escapes, unshaven villains, a snakebite, a dubious circus, a mysterious girl with a palette of paints, and a young man’s epic journey to find her.”
Hannah With The Magic Eye is the story of Hannah and Samir, two unlikely friends who embark on a fast-paced treasure hunt though modern-day Jerusalem to find the famed treasure of King Solomon’s Temple- the largest unrecovered fortune in history. But racing alongside them is the Cancellarii, the dangerous secret society of treasure hunters who kidnapped Hannah’s grandfather- the famed archeologist Henri Dubuisson.