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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!
Grace O’Connell is the author of The Globe and Mail Best Book Magnified World and 2014 winner of the Canadian Authors Association Emerging Writer Award. She holds an MFA in creative writing, and her work has appeared in various publications including The Walrus, Taddle Creek, The Globe and Mail, National Post and Elle Canada. She teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto and works as a freelance writer and editor. @yesgrace
This is not just the story of what happens to Veda on one shattering day – it’s the story of a life, and the bonds of loyalty and love. Veda’s story asks us to think what we might do in her shoes and how far we’d go to protect the people we love – both in moments of crisis and in the small moments along the way. The bravery Veda finds during the hijacking, and after, is an unexpected one that comes not from superior bravery, but from the raw honesty of the marginalized and the misunderstood.