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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!
Kyo Maclear is a novelist, essayist and children’s author. She was born in London, England, and moved to Toronto at the age of four. She is the author of two acclaimed novels for adults, The Letter Opener and Stray Love, a memoir titled Birds Art Life, and numerous beloved books for children, including Julia, Child and The Good Little Book. Kyo lives in Toronto where she shares a home with two sons, two cats, a musician and a truckload of books.
Friends Yak and Dove are complete opposites. Yak is large and Dove is small. Yak is polite. Dove is ill-mannered. One day as Yak and Dove list their differences they come to the conclusion that maybe they aren’t meant to be friends. In the hope of finding a new best friend, Yak holds auditions. But when a small feathered contestant sings Yak’s favorite song, the two begin to think that maybe they are alike after all . Yak and Dove whimsically captures the highs and lows of friendship.