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For the past 27 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 appeared at our 28th festival on September 24, 2017.
With Justin Trudeau as Prime Minister and local music icons like Drake and Alessia Cara on the scene, Canada has staked a claim on the pop-culture map. What entertainment is stimulating Canadian pride, ego, and fandom? Here is your chance to find what’s bubbling on and under the surface of music, movies, art, and more. Kevin Ritchie (NOW Magazine), Emily Landau (Toronto Life), David Berry, and Sarah Murphy (Exclaim! Magazine) will share who and what is trending in the scene.
Kevin Ritchie is the senior culture editor at Toronto alt-weekly NOW Magazine. He began his journalism career as a general assignment newspaper reporter and later moved to the arts and entertainment beat, covering the worlds of music, television, film, and design as a freelancer and staff writer for a variety of consumer and trade publications.
Emily Landau is a senior editor at Toronto Life magazine, where she edits features and culture coverage. Her writing has appeared in Toronto Life, GQ, The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, and The Walrus.
David Berry is a writer and critic living in Toronto but usually pretty careful to mention that he’s originally from Edmonton. He spent five years as an arts and culture columnist at the National Post, and his work has appeared in, among other places, The Globe and Mail, Hazlitt, Toronto Life, and the CBC.
According to her Twitter bio, Sarah Murphy is a generic 20-something. A graduate of Ryerson’s Master of Journalism program and former CBC intern, she is currently an assistant online editor at Exclaim! Magazine—where she’s the self-appointed expert on all things Beyoncé and Taylor Swift.