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For the past 25 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming and our next festival promises to offer the best so far. See the line-up of incredible Canadian literary talent at The Word On The Street Toronto Saturday, September 26, 2015.

A House in the Sky: An Interview with Amanda Lindhout

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Join us for what is sure to be a powerful discussion, as Dr. Andrew Thompson, Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Chair of Amnesty International Canada and host of CIGI’s podcast Inside the Issues, interviews Amanda Lindhout on her memoir A House in the Sky.


A House in the Sky

The dramatic and redemptive memoir of a woman whose curiosity led her to the world’s most beautiful and remote places, its most imperiled and perilous countries, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity—an exquisitely written story of courage, resilience, and grace.

  • Nonfiction

Amanda Lindhout

Amanda Lindhout is the founder of the Global Enrichment Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports development, aid, and education initiatives in Somalia and Kenya. For more information, visit and