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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!
Ted Staunton is the prize-winning author of many books for young people, from long-time picture book favorite Puddleman, to young adult novels, including Who I’m Not . Over the years he’s also performed and led workshops everywhere from Inuvik to Addis Ababa. When not writing stories, Ted writes music and plays in the Maple Leaf Champions Jug Band. Born very young, Ted is now older and lives with his family in Port Hope, Ontario. For more information, visit www.tedstauntonbooks.com.
How can you liven up a boring camping trip with your grandpa and your younger brother? Spencer has the answer: lose the new cell phone you weren’t supposed to bring with you. Add a War of 1812 reenactment, a student film crew, an old flame of Grandpa’s, and Laura Secord’s cowbell, and you get a weekend that gives Spencer his first taste of independence and maybe a glimpse of his future, by way of the past.
In this funny prequel to Jump Cut and Coda, the goofy and creative Spencer gets caught up in a War of 1812 reenactment.