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!

Kenneth Sherman

Photo Credit: Marie Sherman

Kenneth Sherman is the author of several books of poetry including the highly acclaimed Words for Elephant Man and Black River. He has also published two collections of essays, Void and Voice and the award-winning What the Furies Bring. A new poetry collection, Jogging with the Great Ray Charles is forthcoming from ECW Press. He lives in Toronto, where he conducts poetry-writing workshops.

Wait Time: A Memoir of Cancer

Wait Time … is an honest, clear-sighted, humorous and at times eloquent entree into [the category of cancer memoir], not any less gripping because of a happy ending. (He survives.)” – Philip Marchand , The National Post

When poet and essayist Kenneth Sherman was diagnosed with cancer, he began keeping a notebook of observations that blossomed into this powerful memoir.  Sherman helps the reader understand the deep connection between disease and creativity—the ways in which we write out of our suffering.  His narrative voice is personal but not confessional, practical but not cold, thoughtful and searching but not self-pitying or self-absorbed.

Biography/Autobiography Nonfiction