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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!
Meaghan McIsaac grew up in Canada. A sci-fi/fantasy nerd, she packed up all her movies and books, and shipped off to the UK to complete an MA in writing for children. Meaghan everntually returned to Canada broke and worked at a series of unpaid internships at publishing houses, magazines and gossip rags. Through it all, she was writing stories in the office, on the subway and on her lunch breaks. She is now the proud author of Urgle, Underhand and The Boys of Fire and Ash. Meaghan currently lives in Toronto, Ontario, where you can find her writing and taking care of one noisy beagle and a very hungry Lab. The author lives in Toronto, Ontario.
For most people, the future is an unknown. But not to Movers like Pat. Movers are born with a mental connection to their Shadows: strangers living years in the future. Some Movers can even bring their Shadows through time to the present, an action that is strictly prohibited and an offence that results in a terrible punishment. Movers are second-class citizens–closely monitored and despised by society; people blame Movers and their Shadows for the world’s overpopulated cities and strange new weather patterns. But although people in the present are just beginning to feel the pressure of limited resources, people in the future are desperate. War, disease, drought and famine have taken their toll, and the future is not a happy place. When a ruthless Shadow arrives intent on changing the present at any cost, Pat and his little sister are caught in the crossfire. They are in a race against time, and Pat has to turn to some unlikely sources for help. But will it be too late?