The Word on the Street

The Word on the Street is Sunday, September 22 at Queen’s Park from 11am to 6pm.  You can visit the website at http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/toronto for more information.  I have been volunteering for the last three years and it is an amazing book and magazine festival.
 
So far, the teasers include, the Toronto Star Tent who is featuring Irene Gentle, David Rider and Robyn Doolittle as they discuss Mayor Rob Ford and the year at City Hall.
 
Vibrant Voices of Ontario Tent will feature Mount Pleasant by Don Gillmor.
 
Wordshop Marquee will feature activities and interactive presentations inspired by new children’s books as well as music, dancing and even cartooning.    It contains the faculty of The Humber School for Writers offering writing workshops throughout the day.  This year, they will feature two Stephen Leacock Medal for humour winners, Terry Fallis and Trevor Cole.
 
Some of the exhibitors in the Exhibitor Marketplace will be:

· Sky News, Canada’s magazine of astronomy and stargazing.
http://www.skynews.ca

· Carousel is a hybrid literary and arts magazine.
http://www.carouselmagazine.ca

· Shameless Magazine is a progressive magazine for teen girls and transgendered youth.
http://www.shamlessmag.com

· First Book Canada provides books to children and schools in need.
http://www.firstbookcanada.org

· The Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers is a national arts organization for professionals working in children’s culture.
http://www.canscaip.org

· Brick Books is the only publisher in Canada that specializes in publishing poetry books.
http://www.brickbooks.ca
 
So far the venue is amazing so you don’t want to miss it.
 
Stay tuned next Wednesday for another update on The Word on the Street until the event arrives.
 
Jenn Andrew
Freelance Writer and Book Reviewer

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