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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!
Melanie Mah was born in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, and currently resides in Toronto. The Sweetest One is her first novel.
When Chrysler Wong’s three eldest siblings left their small Alberta hometown at the age of eighteen, each one died. Her last remaining and favourite sibling, Trina, ignores the “curse” and also departs, leaving seventeen-year-old Chrysler to pine and anxiously await her own death in a year. Yet despite her family history, Chrysler wants nothing more than to see what’s beyond town limits, to find her sister, to experience love. She’d do it all – only she’s afraid of almost everything.