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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!
Drew Hayden Taylor is an award-winning playwright, novelist, scriptwriter and columnist. He has done everything from performing stand up comedy at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. to being Artistic Director of Native Earth Performing Arts. His 30th book comes out in January and he currently lives on the Curve Lake First Nation in Ontario.
The 1960s and the 1970s ushered in a massive revitalization of Indigenous consciousness, culture, and stories. Indigenous publications of the 1970s were often grounded in traditional stories and also in voicing Indigenous experiences. Moving on in time, Theytus Books’ publication of The Black Ship by Gerry William in 1994 marked the first Indigenous science fiction novel in Canada. Theytus is now publishing this first Indigenous science fiction anthology in Canada. It is hoped that this book will both draw upon the power of traditional stories, and also upon the vast narrative imagination of Indigenous peoples, embodied in contemporary sci-fi and speculative storytelling.