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For the past 28 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming. See the lineup of incredible Canadian literary talent that will appear at our 29th festival on September 23rd, 2018.
First loves, forbidden loves, and learning to love yourself – teens go through it all and more. Check out stories by Hadley Dyer, Chantel Guertin, Isabelle Laflèche, and Alisha Sevigny that capture the beauty and pain of loving deeply.
A smart, snarky, and emotionally gripping novel about a rebellious cop’s daughter who falls in love with an older man, loses her best friend, and battles depression, all while trying to survive her last year of high school.
Hadley Dyer is the award-winning author of Johnny Kellock Died Today, as well as various other non-fiction titles for children and young adults. She has worked in the children’s book industry for more than twenty years.
Clementine Liu arrives in New York ready to conquer the fashion world and captivates the city with her blog, Bonjour Girl. But cult status comes at a price.
Isabelle Laflèche’s debut novel, J’adore New York, is an international bestseller, and her series of J’adore novels are enjoyed by readers worldwide. She has lived in New York and Toronto, and currently lives in Montreal.
Written with the same humour and heart that made Chantel Guertin’s first three Pippa Greene novels instant favourites, Golden Hour, the final book in the beloved series, offers a fresh and charming perspective on friendships, family, and first love.
Chantel Guertin is the author of the Pippa Greene series, as well as the novels Stuck in Downward Dog and Love Struck. She is an on-air beauty expert on The Marilyn Denis Show and lives in Toronto.
A young woman is crushed when she learns her beloved family campground –where she works every summer– is slated for development into a casino, but finds an unlikely ally in the developer’s handsome son.
Alisha Sevigny is the author of the young adult novels Summer Constellations and Kissing Frogs. Originally from the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, she now resides in Toronto with her family.