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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!
Chris Turner is an award-winning author and one of Canada’s leading writers and speakers on climate change solutions and the global energy transition. His bestsellers The Leap and The Geography of Hope were both National Business Book Award finalists. His feature writing has earned nine National Magazine Awards. He lives in Calgary with his wife, Ashley Bristowe, and their two children.
Bestselling author Chris Turner brings readers onto the streets of Fort McMurray, showing the myriad ways the oil sands affects our lives. The Patch is the definitive story of the oil sands and its high-stakes collision between two conflicting world views—one of industrial triumph and another of environmental stewardship. Told through the eyes of those who live in it day-to-day, with remarkable clarity and urgency, The Patch asks if we are to both fuel the world and save it, what do we do about The Patch?