Halifax, Nova Scotia

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Halifax Central Library | 10am - 3pm

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Featured Authors, Poets, Story Tellers and Special Guests

Word On The Street Halifax is one of many festivals that contribute significantly to the economic wealth of Nova Scotia.  We do more than place writers on stage. We proudly host some of the finest talent in Canadian literature, with a strong focus on Atlantic Canada. This year we celebrate our 25th anniversary.  Save the date and join in the celebrations!

Frank Macdonald – The Smeltdog Man

an ACCIDENTAL INVENTION—a Cape Bretoner’s marijuana-laced, munchie-inspired Smeltdog—becomes the most successful fast food franchise in Canada: Good Karma Corporation!

As the billion-dollar business booms beyond his control, he consults Granddaddy Blue, whose pragmatic mixture of horse-trader economics and 1960s hippie ideals provides his grandson with the guiding principles and necessary scams he needs to survive in the corporate world.

Frank Macdonald is Inverness’s award-winning author of A Forest for Calum and other novels, short stories, and drama.

“…I was kind of embarrassed by how much I made myself laugh with this book!”

Frank Macdonald, columnist, poet, songwriter, playwright and novelist, was born in Inverness, Cape Breton, where he and his partner, artist Virginia McCoy, now live. For the past 30 years he has penned a weekly column as a humourist/satirist with Inverness Oran newspaper and other Maritime publications. His columns have appeared in two collections, Assuming I’m Right (Cecibu 1990), and How to Cook Your Cat (Cecibu 2003).