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Since 1990, The Word On The Street has proudly hosted some of the finest talent in Canadian literature. Our 28th festival was one of our best yet. Check out all of the authors, performers, and storytellers below!
Barbara Gowdy has been nominated repeatedly for The Giller Prize, The Rogers Writer’ Trust Fiction Prize, The Governor General’s Literary Award, The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and has been longlisted for The Booker Prize. She is a Trillium Book Award winner, a Marian Engel Award winner, a member of The Order of Canada, and a Guggenheim Fellow.
During a week of thunderstorms in Toronto, Rose Bowan, the owner of a repertory movie theatre, finds herself entering the body and mind of another woman, a stranger.