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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!
Brett Popplewell is an author, editor, and professor. His longform journalism in Canadian magazines has taken him from the foot of Mount Everest, to the site of a plane crash in Russia, a chess tournament in Iceland and a marksmanship academy in Alberta. He is also the founding editor of The Feathertale Review, a literary journal devoted to humour. At Feathertale, he has published more than 300 works of fiction penned by Canadians he has never met and has led an editorial team to NMAs for Best Single Issue in 2012 (Gold) and 2014 (Silver). He is co-author of The Escapist: Cheating Death on the World’s Highest Mountains (HarperCollins Canada, 2016) and an assistant professor of journalism at Carleton University.