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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!
Kate Blair is a native of Hayling Island, UK, and is now a Canadian citizen living in Toronto. Her first novel, Transferral, was a finalist for the Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award and the Saskatchewan Young Readers Choice Snow Willow Award, and was a Starred Selection of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids and Teens. Transferral is currently being adapted for television.
It’s taken 400 years of travel, but the starship Venture has finally arrived at Beta Earth, an uninhabited, untouched planet that seventeen-year-old engineer Ursa has to colonise with her crewmates. The wonder gives way to terror when, on the first night, Ursa encounters a body and is positive she saw a large creature with sharp teeth – something that shouldn’t even be on the planet.