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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!
Pat Laprade is the co-author of Sisterhood of the Squared Circle and Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s 2013 book of the year, Mad Dogs, Midgets and Screw Jobs. He created the Quebec wrestling Hall of Fame, and lives in Montreal.
Who was Maurice the man, and who was Mad Dog the character? Maurice “Mad Dog” Vachon was a gold medalist, a pro-wrestling legend, and a pop culture icon — but he was also a son, husband, and father. Mad Dog explores Vachon’s career and personal struggles with detailed historical research and through both Maurice’s own recollections and those of the people who knew him best. This is the amazing tale of how a lifelong make-believe heel became a real-life hero outside of the ring.