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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!
North Vancouver–born Lee Maracle is the author of numerous books, including Ravensong, Bobbi Lee: Indian Rebel, I Am Woman & Talking to the Diaspora. A member of the Sto:Loh nation, she is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, the JT Stewart Award & the Ontario Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Maracle is currently an instructor in U of T’ Aboriginal Studies Program, the Traditional Teacher for First Nation’s House & an instructor at the Centre for Indigenous Theatre.
On her first book tour, Lee Maracle was asked a question, one she couldn’t answer at the time. But she’s been thinking about it ever since. As time passed, she’s been asked countless questions too big to answer, but not too large to contemplate. These questions are the heart of Conversations with Canadians. In prose essays that are both conversational and direct, Maracle’s new book presents a tour de force exploration into the writer’s own history and a re-imagining of the future of our nation.