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Since 1989, The Word On The Street has hosted exceptional writers from across Canada. Visit our 30th festival on Sunday, September 22, 2019.
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February 24, 2020
Last week, we chatted with Rebecca Fisseha author of the wonderfully nuanced Daughters of Silence. The book discusses the complications of leaving and returning home in life and in death, childhood abuse and subsequent healing, and long lost sisters—all set on the backdrop of modern Ethiopia and Toronto. We caught up with Rebecca to get…View Post
January 30, 2020
Last week we chatted with Leslie Shimotakahara on her sophomore novel Red Oblivion, a look into one family's conflicted history during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, set in Hong Kong. We chatted about the process of fictionalizing personal journals, historical research, and more – below is a transcript of the twitter chat, which you can interact with…View Post
December 23, 2019
This December we caught up with Deborah Ellis, author of My Story Starts Here. Deborah Ellis has won the Governor General’s Award, the Ruth Schwartz Award, the University of California’s Middle East Book Award, Sweden’s Peter Pan Prize, the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, and the Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work. She is…View Post