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For the past 26 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 at the 27th festival on September 25, 2016.
Why is love so hard to write about? What is the right balance to hit between sentiment and sentimentality? Two authors whose latest novels deal at least partially with love and relationships talk about how to approach the subject in fiction.
Trevor Cole is an award-winning journalist and novelist. His third novel, Practical Jean, was nominated for the Rogers’ Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and won the Leacock Medal for Humour. His latest novel, Hope Makes Love, is published by Cormorant Books.
Kim Echlin is a writer, journalist and educator who has written seven books and been shortlisted for the Giller prize. Her most recent novel, Under The Visible Life, tells the story of two very different women who love music and who find their love lives bring rewards and complications.