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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!
“A master of bowel-loosening terror” (The Globe and Mail), David Demchuk has been writing for stage, print and other media for more than thirty years. Primarily known as a playwright, his works have been produced in Toronto, New York, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Vancouver, Chicago, San Francisco, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in London, England. His debut novel, The Bone Mother, was published by ChiZine Publications in July 2017.
Three neighbouring villages on the Ukrainian/Romanian border are the final refuge for the last of the mythical creatures of Eastern Europe–the Rusalka, the Strigoi, the Vedma, among many others. Now, on the eve of the war that may eradicate their kind – and with the ruthless Night Police descending upon their sanctuary – they tell their stories and confront their destinies.