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!
Maya Jean Barnett is fifteen years old, and lives in Sackville, Nova Scotia. She is the author of The Big Red Balloon, a tale of a little girl in London, a young man in Texas and a boy in New York City, told from a surprising perspective. In 2016 Mya won the Ripple Foundation’s Kids Write for Kids Creative Writing Challenge when she was in grade 6.
The Ripple Foundation is a charitable organization that is 100% run by volunteers. They believe that creativity, education, and imagination are key components to success. The Kids Write 4 Kids Creative Challenge is an annual writing contest for students in grades 4-8. Since 2012, they have published 13 stories from Kids Write 4 Kids winners. Maya Jean Bennett was a Kids Write 4 Kids Challenge in 2016.
Marquis Book Publishing Tent – Front Plaza 12 noon