Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Harbourfront Centre | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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!

Kari-Lynn Winters

Kari-Lynn Winters is a performer, poet, scholar, and the award-winning author of twenty-six books, including Good Pirate and Bad Pirate. When she isn’t writing, Kari-Lynn is an associate professor at Brock University in Saint Catharines. But she wasn’t always happy in the classroom. In elementary school, Kari-Lynn found writing hard and didn’t always want to do it. Eventually, though, her love of storytelling, theatre, and children’s literature led her to discover that writing really is ARRRRRsome!

Kari-Lynn Winters will be hosting the TD Children’s Literature Tent from 2:20 PM to 5:20 PM. 

Good Pirate

In Bad Pirate, unlikely buccaneer Augusta Garrick learns that integrity pays off, even when it means running against the pack. In Good Pirate, the sea pup is still under pressure to fit in, this time by abandoning her love for fancy things. After all, says her father the captain, a good pirate must be rotten, sneaky, and brainy. But is there really any reason a fancy pirate can’t be just as ingenious as a rotten one? When the rest of the crew is captured by Captain Fishmonger’s mangy pirate cats, Augusta gets the chance to show just what a well-dressed, sweet-smelling, clever pup can do.