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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 is shaping up to be one of our best yet. Check out all of the authors, performers, and storytellers below!
Robert Chafe has worked in theatre, dance, opera, radio and film. His stage plays have been seen in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and in the United States, and include Oil and Water, Tempting Providence, Afterimage and The Colony of Unrequited Dreams. He has been shortlisted twice for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama, and he won the award in 2010. He is the playwright and Artistic Director of Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland. Two-Man Tent is his first work of fiction.
In Two-Man Tent, one of Canada’s most celebrated writers, Robert Chafe, offers his long-awaited collection of short fiction. The individual stories are thematically linked by an interwoven, recurring tale of a long-distance relationship told in the form of text messages, chat sessions, and emails, as Chafe brings his singular talent for dialogue and scripting to work within new forms of communication. The results are stunning in an absorbing contemporary collection that reads like no other.