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!

Leisha Riddel

Photo Credit: Leisha-Marie Riddel

Leisha¬†graduated from Sheridan College’s Animation program in 2010. After graduating, she completed work for such clients as Nickolodeon, Disney, Titmouse Inc., and Capcom. The majority of her work focuses on character design and visual development.

She is currently visual development on True and the Rainbow Kingdom with Netflix, Friends with You, and Guru Studio.

She is also a member of Dames Making Games Toronto, where she has worked on several independent games, and the creator of #PROJECTSOLACE, a feminist graphic novel initiative based out of Toronto.



#PROJECTSOLACE follows the story of Alex Wolfe, an illustration student whose life is turned upside down by the spontaneous development of super powers in her life. She joins the ranks of Project Solace, and millions of women and nonbinary folks around the world who have also experienced this awakening.

She is brought to Project Solace to be “rehabilitated” – the government’s way of handling this outburst of super natural abilities. Though she soon learns she’s in for far more than she bargained for.

Comic Book Fantasy/Sci-fi