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Since 1990, The Word On The Street has proudly hosted some of the finest talent in Canadian literature. Our 27th festival is shaping up to be one of our best yet. Check out all of the authors, performers, and storytellers below!
Jason Taniguchi is a writer and actor from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His poems and short fiction appear in the collection Jason Taniguchi’s Very Sensible Stories and Poems for Grown-ups from Kelp Queen Press. He has also both written for and appeared in the History Television series History Bites. Taniguchi is known for his one-man science fiction parody shows at Ad Astra, for which he received the 2003 Prix Aurora Award in the category Fan (Other). Jason is a graduate of the University of Toronto Schools and Trinity College in the University of Toronto.
Why hello, dear reader. You have in your hands a copy of Jason Taniguchi’s Very Sensible Stories and Poems for Grown Persons, which just may be the most singular artifact of our times. Yes, it contains some fine stories. Yes, it also provides some pleasing poetry. But that’s not all: already there are powerful forces at work upon you. These forces are even now meddling with your mind, nudging your neurons, sidling up to your spirit, so that you are saying to yourself, “Hmm! This looks like just the sort of unconventional book I’ve been looking for!
These are stories and poems. You are a grown person. Why not do the sensible thing?