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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!
Roselynn Akulukjuk was born in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, in the Canadian Arctic. In 2012, Roselynn moved to Toronto to attend the Toronto Film School. After finishing her studies, Roselynn returned home to Nunavut, where she began working with Taqqut Productions, an Inuit-owned production company located in Iqaluit. In 2015, Roselynn wrote and directed the live action and puppetry short film The Owl and the Lemming. Her children’s book of the same name was published in 2016.
As Owl swoops down on an unsuspecting lemming outside her den, he is sure that he has a tasty meal in the little animal he has cornered. But this lemming is not about to be eaten! This smart little rodent will need to appeal to the boastful owl’s sense of pride to get away. Based on an Inuit traditional story, this book is a fun and cheeky tale that is sure to amuse young readers.