Word on the Street Halifax's Exhibitor Marketplace offers festival-goers a window into the Atlantic Canadian literacy scene, presenting everything from the largest publishing houses to the smallest niche magazines and everything in between.
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Alnoor Rajan Talwar was born in Mombasa, Kenya and moved to Canada in 1989. His first collection of poetry, Unanswered Questions and Unqestioned Answers, was published in 2006. That same year he was diagnosed with Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. His second book, I Have Good News and Bad News, is an account of his life with MS – his challenges, his various lifestyle changes and the whole Mind, Body and Spirit approach he has chosen. His second collection of poetry is Spoken Word and Peace Poetry. That collection is being launched at the Word On The Street. He currently makes his home in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia.
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Bob Bent lives in Middleton, Nova Scotia, Canada. He has previously published short stories in the Nashwaak Review, All Rights Reserved, The Barnstormer, and a series of travel/running articles in the Run Nova Scotia Raconteur. Have Yourself a Silly Little Christmas, illustrated by Andrea Wood, was published independently.
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John MacEachern was raised in the small farming community of Kleinburg, Ontario. Graduating from The School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration at Cornell University, John spent most of his career in the hospitality industry, eventually owning two of Canada's finest country restaurants: The Doctor's House in Kleinburg, and The Captain's House in Chester, Nova Scotia. John and his wife Barbara now live in Middleton, Nova Scotia. They have four children and five grandchildren. John is the author of two novels: The Hat Trick Murders and The Blood of Art.
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“The” newsstand has been in Halifax since 1973, our extensive selection of Many Marvelous Magazines will engage, inform and delight you, carrying titles such as Kinfolk, Cereal, Frankie, Smith Journal, Womankind, The Economist, Chickpea & Monocle. We are your destination for over 3,000 print-on-demand same-day newspapers from Albania to Zambia. Plus local art cards and other greeting cards (some naughty, lots nice!) for your writing pleasure. The world is waiting for you on the corner of Queen and Morris streets, just down the block from the Central Library. We are open until 9:30 p.m. 7 nights a week
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Bookmark began with a pregnant new wife and a guy’s need to stop roaming the world and find a way to support a new family. Christmas of ’72 was our opening in Olde Charlottetown. It was a great time for the publishing industry; wonderful author tours with the likes of Smallwood, Berton, Lesveque, Chretien, and Howe. Canadiana was at its best. Our Halifax location, also known as Bookmark II, is situated on the corner of Spring Garden Rd and South Park St in beautiful downtown Halifax. We’re directly across from the Public Gardens, and within walking distance to a number of fantastic stores, restaurants and cafes.
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Boulder Publications Boulder Publications is an independent Canadian book publishing company headquartered in Newfoundland & Labrador, with an office in Nova Scotia. Since opening for business in 2002 Boulder has become a leading publisher of significant books, including field guides, historical works and fiction. In 2010, Boulder won the Best Atlantic-Published Book Award for Birds of Newfoundland: Field Guide. In 2015, Perished: The 1914 Newfoundland Sealing Disaster, by Jenny Higgins won the Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing. Boulder’s reputation for publishing high quality works has been established by maintaining high standards in editing and book design. By continuously improving the quality of our books, we hope to build an ever-growing base of readers for our authors.
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Chocolate River Publishing Telling our New Brunswick Story Chocolate River Publishing was established to serve the youth and school library market in New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada. We hope to encourage literacy in our youth, provide them with the books they need for their projects, and tell our New Brunswick story to our young people and the world. We are actively seeking new manuscripts, so check out our writer’s guidelines.
CKDU-FM is Halifax’s only FM campus-community radio station. We are a volunteer-run, 3200-watt station broadcasting 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, from the Dalhousie campus to the metro Halifax area. CKDU-FM has been broadcasting as an FM station since 1985. CKDU’s mandate is to provide an alternative to private and public broadcasters, and to be a forum for diverse and under-represented voices, music, and news. CKDU is committed to public access to the airwaves and supporting marginalized individuals and communities through our projects and programming.
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Dalhousie Architectural Press is an academic press based in the Faculty of Architecture and Planning of Dalhousie University in Canada. The Press publishes books and monographs on Canadian architecture, design research, urban design and development. Our goal is to foster a wider appreciation of architecture and its allied disciplines in Canada by featuring the work of exemplary practitioners and providing a critical context for a broader discussion of the built environment.
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Dalhousie’s School of Information Management (SIM) is unique in Atlantic Canada. SIM provides innovative information programs for students at all levels, focussed on the management of information, people and technology.
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Established in 1985, under the leadership of Dr. John Savage, The Dartmouth Learning Network Society provides opportunities for adults and their family members to improve reading, writing, math, communication, document use, computer use, teamwork and critical thinking skills, in addition to helping them gain a love of life-long learning.
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The Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute is a twelve person volunteer board of African Nova Scotian professionals that has been tasked with conducting research, developing programs and providing services on behalf of our African Canadian/Nova Scotian learners. The DBDLI has a mandate that encompasses learners of all ages. The DBDLI is committed to working with and on behalf of our African Canadian/Nova Scotian communities to improve learners’ educational experiences and outcomes. The Institute has established and will continue to establish numerous partnerships with local provincial and national African Canadian organizations. The Institute also recognizes the importance of establishing and maintaining a strong working relationship with government agencies, departments and non-government organizations.
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The Editors’ Association of Canada promotes professional editing as key in producing effective communication. Our 1,500 members are salaried and freelance, working with individuals and organizations in the corporate, technical, government, not-for-profit, academic and publishing sectors across the country and around the world in English and French. Many offer a wealth of editing-related services to their clients and employers. Editors Canada supports professional development through seminars, online training and conferences; promotes and maintains high standards of editing through certification and reference publications; helps in-house and freelance editors to network and collaborate; and cooperates and partners with related associations in areas of common concern.
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Equal Essence Publications is pleased to announce their official launch and debut of Self, - its not just a book, its an experience - at the Word on Street Festival in Halifax! As proud Nova Scotians, they are excited to participate at this local event, and hope to continue to be a part of this festival annually.
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Stop by the Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them booth for your chance to win exciting prizes!
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Fernwood Publishing and our literary imprint, Roseway, publish critical books that inform, enlighten and challenge. We are political publishers in that our books acknowledge, confront and contest intersecting forms of oppression and exploitation. We believe that in publishing books that challenge the status quo and imagine new ways forward we participate in the creation of a more socially just world. We are not afraid to take risks in this regard and are proud to publish those individuals or ideas that too often go unheard. While corporate giants act to silence dissent, we act to give dissent a voice. As an independent Canadian publisher, we also emphasize, though not exclusively, Canadian authors and the Canadian context. The quality of the books we publish and the relationships with our authors demonstrate that every member of our small team is dedicated to the publishing and political goals of social justice.
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First Book Canada provides new books to children in need addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy - access to books. A recognized leader in social enterprise, First Book Canada has pioneered groundbreaking channels to provide new books and educational resources at deeply reduced prices — and all for free.