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The Word On The Street is Coming!

June 15, 2012

Vancouver’s The Word On The Street Festival returns in 3-1/2 months for another fantastic fun-filled weekend of literary events! The 2012 festival runs from Friday, September 28, to Sunday, September 30, and will feature readings, workshops, entertainment, and more over the course of the weekend. Check out the list of authors confirmed so far:

Kevin Chong


Caroline Adderson
Jasper John Dooley: Star of the Week (Kids Can Press)

George Bowering
Pinboy (Cormorant Books)

Brian Calvert and Chris Cannon
America, but Better: The Canada Party Manifesto (D&M Publishers)

Nicola I. Campbell
Grandpa’s Girls (Groundwood Books)

Kevin Chong
My Year of the Racehorse (Greystone Books)

Daniela Elza
the weight of dew (Mother Tongue Publishing)

Rachel Hartman
Seraphina (Doubleday Canada)

Robert Heidbreder
Noisy Poems for a Busy Day (Kids Can Press)

Lauren Howell
What Do You Want To Be? (Three Bears Publishing)

Annabel Lyon

W.P. Kinsella
Butterfly Winter (Great Plains Publications)

Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Seeing Red: The True Story of Blood (Annick Press)

Owen Laukkanen
The Professionals (Penguin Group Canada)

Shar Levine and Leslie Johnstone
Hockey Science (Scholastic Canada)

Billie Livingston
One Good Hustle (Random House Canada)

Annabel Lyon
Imagining Ancient Women (University of Alberta Press)
The Sweet Girl (Random House)

Lesley McKnight
Vancouver Kids (Brindle & Glass)

Gina McMurchy-Barber
Broken Bones (Dundurn Press)

Katherine Monk
Joni: The Creative Odyssey of Joni Mitchell (Greystone Books)

Julie Morstad
The Swing (Simply Read Books)

Sylvia Olsen

Billeh Nickerson
Impact: The Titanic Poems (Arsenal Pulp Press)

Andrew Nikiforuk
The Energy of Slaves: Oil and the New Servitude (Greystone Books)

Sylvia Olsen
Sebastian Sasquatch (Sono Nis Press)

Kit Pearson
And Nothing But The Truth (HarperCollins)

Lois Peterson
Paper House (Orca Book Publishers)

Kathy Sager
Suzie’s Sourdough Circus (Harbour Publishing)

Anakana Schofield
Malarky (Biblioasis)

Caroll Simpson
The Salmon Twins (Heritage House Publishing)

Susan Steudel
New Theatre (Coach House)

Yasuko Thanh
Floating Like the Dead (Emblem Editions/McClelland & Stewart)

Yasuko Thanh

Naomi Wakan
A Roller-coaster Ride (Wolsak & Wynn)

Cristy Watson
Living Rough (Orca Book Publishers)

John Wilson
Victorio’s War (Orca Book Publishers)

Alan Woo
Maggie’s Chopsticks (Kids Can Press)

Caroline Woodward
The Village of Many Hats (Oolichan Books)

Daniel Zomparelli
Davie Street Translations (Talonbooks)

More authors are programmed every day, so stay tuned! Also be sure to join us on Pinterest to see book cover images and more for this year’s festival!

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