- Special Programs
- Get Involved
- Support Us
- About Us
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!
Marilyn R. Schuster is the author of Marguerite Duras Revisited and Passionate Communities: Reading Lesbian Resistance in Jane Rule’s Fiction. She was the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts and lives in Oakland, California.
A Queer Love Story presents the first 15 years of correspondence between Jane Rule, novelist, essayist, and the first widely recognized “public lesbian” in North America, and Rick Bébout, editor with the Toronto-based Body Politic. At turns poignant, scintillating, and incisive, their exchanges include ruminations on queer life and the writing life as they document some of the most pressing LGBT issues and events of the 1980s and ’90s.