Friday, August 21, 2009
This is One You Shouldn't Keep to Yourself
Canada's largest literary festival, The Word On The Street will be celebrating its 20th festival this September! The gala is yet another terrific literacy event that I can wholeheartedly endorse. The Word On The Street is a national celebration of literacy and the written word. On one extraordinary Sunday each September, in communities coast to coast, the public is invited to participate in hundreds of author events, presentations and workshops and to browse a marketplace that boasts the best selection of Canadian books and magazines you'll find anywhere. There is always plenty to see and do at Canada's largest book and magazine festival, and best of all, The Word On The Street and all of its events are free! Go here to find an event location near you.
The award-winning Toronto edition of the festival delivers a full day of fun for all ages, whether you want to learn how to get published at the Wordshop Marquee, sing along with the crowd at the TVOKids Stage, listen to a favourite author read from their latest book, or just sit under the leafy canopy of Queen's Park and enjoy a new found treasure.
There is always plenty to see and do at Canada's largest book and magazine festival and in addition to the endless kiosks of booksellers and publishers, there will be a first-rate music stage where the songwriters of Bruce Peninsula, Ghost Bees and Sandro Perri will be discussing their creative process.
Mark your calendar if you will be in the Toronto area:
The Word On The Street
Sunday September 27th, 2009
11am - 6pm