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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!
Born in Chatham, New Brunswick, M.E. Reid has lived in Cold Lake, Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta; Petawawa, Ontario; and West Germany. She currently lives in Kitchener, Ontario, and is the mother of two children with autism (one with Asperger’s). The Turing Machinists is her first book for young adults.
Seventeen-year-old Del has managed his Asperger’s well, has a solid group of friends, and even manages to get by among people who don’t understand his brand of communication. But his world falls apart when his parents split up. Del is certain he can save his family by living out his father’s dream of musical stardom, so with some of his friends, he forms The Turing Machinists, an all-Asperger’s rock band. But they’ll need help – and Del seeks that help in the form of his neighbour, a reclusive rock legend who would rather have nothing to do with the music scene.