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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!
Jessica Johnson is Executive Editor and Creative Director of The Walrus and, for the last year, she has also served as the magazine’s fiction editor. An award-winning journalist, she has contributed to a number of publications across North America, including Saturday Night, The Globe & Mail, Lucky, Elle, and The New Republic. Jessica is a former editor and columnist for The Globe & Mail and the former books editor of the National Post. From 2009 to 2015, she was also the head copywriter behind the successful transformation of Hudson’s Bay, the 347-year-old department store. Jessica is a graduate of the UBC Creative Writing program.