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For the past 28 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming. See the lineup of incredible Canadian literary talent that will appear at our 29th festival on September 23rd, 2018.  

Suffragette City

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Canadian women have fought a fraught battle for future generations, from securing the vote to ensuring basic employment rights. Authors Elizabeth Atcheson, Lorna Marsden, Elizabeth Renzetti, and Joan Sangster expose readers to key and current landmarks of feminist change, revealing how a difficult challenge taken up by a few benefits all.

One Hundred Years of Struggle: The History of Women and the Vote in Canada

Acclaimed historian Joan Sangster writes a timely reassessment of everything Canadians thought they knew about the history of women, the vote, and democracy in our nation.

  • Nonfiction

Joan Sangster

Joan Sangster is an award-winning historian and author. She has written numerous books and articles on the women’s movement, Canadian labour, and criminalization and the law. She lives in Peterborough and teaches at Trent University.

Shrewed

A funny, intelligent, and insightful collection of original new essays on women and feminism from bestselling author and popular columnist Elizabeth Renzetti.

  • Nonfiction

Elizabeth Renzetti

Elizabeth Renzetti is a columnist for The Globe and Mail and has reported for many years from Toronto, Los Angeles, and London. She is also the bestselling author of the novel Based on a True Story, which was a finalist for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize.

White Gloves Off

The Ontario Committee on the Status of Women pushed for change in times of inequality — our recent history can inform today’s battles for women’s rights.

  • Nonfiction

Elizabeth Atcheson

Elizabeth Atcheson joined the Ontario Committee on the Status of Women learned critical lessons in women’s rights and how to lobby for them.

White Gloves Off

The Ontario Committee on the Status of Women pushed for change in times of inequality — our recent history can inform today’s battles for women’s rights.

  • Nonfiction

Lorna Marsden

Lorna Marsden, a sociologist and university leader, joined the Ontario Committee on the Status of Women and with its members and through its work learned critical lessons in women’s rights and how to lobby for them.