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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!
Daniel David Moses is a Delaware from the Six Nations lands on the Grand River. He is a respected playwright and Governor General’s Award finalist, known for using storytelling and theatrical conventions to explore the consequences of the collision between Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultures. He has published 15 books of drama, poetry, and non-fiction. He teaches playwrighting at Queen’s University.
The first two in a series of four City Plays that explore a Native family’s collision between spiritual traditions and urban materialism. Coyote City, a tragedy, begins with a phone call from a ghost that sends a young Native woman, Lena, and her family on a search in the city for her missing lover, Johnny. Big Buck City, a farce, tells the story of Lena’s subsequent Christmas reunion with her family in that city, just in time for the birth of her own miraculous child.