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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!
Laurie Elizabeth Flynn went to school for journalism and later worked as a model, a job that took her overseas to Tokyo, Athens, and Paris. She lives in London, Ontario, with her husband and her chihuahua. Firsts is her first novel but she is currently working on another book of contemporary fiction. She is represented by the amazing Kathleen Rushall of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.
Seventeen-year-old Mercedes Ayres has an open-door policy when it comes to her bedroom but only if the guy fulfills a specific criteria: he has to be a virgin. Mercedes lets the boys get their awkward fumbling first times over with, and all she asks in return is that they give their girlfriends the perfect first time – the kind Mercedes never had herself. When Mercedes’ perfect system falls apart, she has to salvage her own reputation and figure out where her heart really belongs in the process. Funny, smart, and true-to-life, Firsts is a one-of-a-kind young adult novel about growing up.