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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!
Rosanna Deerchild has been storytelling for more than 20 years, most recently as host
of CBC Radio One’s Unreserved, a show that shares the stories, music, and culture of
Indigenous Canada. Her debut poetry collection, this is a small northern town, won the 2009 Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. Her second book, calling down the sky, is her mother’s Residential School survivor story. Rosanna is a co-founder of the Indigenous Writers Collective of Manitoba and has also contributed to numerous Indigenous newspapers. A Cree from O-Pipon-Na-Piwan Cree Nation at South Indian Lake in northern Manitoba, Rosanna now lives and works in her found home of North End, Winnipeg.
Rosanna Deerchild will be hosting the Indigenous Voices stage from 2:15 pm to 5:15 pm