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. Please see the 2019 schedule below!
Writing about food can take many forms, whether it’s cookbooks, blogs, travel guides, or restaurant reviews. Come and join our panel of experts ad learn more!
Eric Dyck is a cartoonist and art educator living in Lethbridge, AB. He has shared his love of cartoons and comic-storytelling in art galleries, museums, schools and libraries throughout Alberta and New Brunswick. Eric has been documenting his experiences and adventures in Southern Alberta through his webcomic, Slaughterhouse Slough. Eric uses his comic strip to share about the people that he meets, the stories that he hears and as a means of learning more about the history of Southern Alberta.
Karen Anderson is a Taste Canada award-winning cookbook author and owner of Alberta Food Tours, Inc. Having grown up in St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, she admits she didn’t feel at home in Alberta until she spent time on its farms with the wind blowing waves into the wheat fields and an endless sea of blue sky overhead. When not writing or leading tours, she loves to hike, and she is on a mission to stay at a different Alberta backcountry lodge each summer.
Full-time professional blogger, baker, and recipe maker KARLYNN JOHNSTON can usually be found fluffing her culinary feathers on her award-winning website, The Kitchen Magpie. When she’s not there, she’s busy avoiding her deadlines by sneaking away to eat at her favorite Edmonton restaurants, finding a new bourbon cocktail to drink, or playing on social media. Karlynn lives in Edmonton, Canada, with her husband and two children.