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Archive for December, 2010

  • Writer’s Words: Trevor Cole

    I am currently reading Trevor Cole’s book Practical Jean and thought that this would be the perfect week to host Trevor Cole on our blog! At the festival, he read from his new book Practical Jean in our Great Books Marquee at 3:15. The book is a great read, by the way. ———————————————————————————————————————————— The Word […]

  • Follow Friday: Advent Book Blog

    Follow Friday, a holiday edition. December is one of my favourite months for a variety of reasons. Number 1:  It has a lot of holidays; Number 2: It is the last month of the year — fresh start!; and number 3: It has advent calendars. I love waking up every December morning with the prospect […]

  • Writer’s Words: Vivek Shraya

    Vivek Shraya spoke at the Great Books Marquee with Jeff Latosik and Dorothy Ellen Palmer in the second “short but sweet” segment at 4:45. He read from his book God Loves Hair. ———————————————————————————————————————————- One of my first experiences of Toronto, when I moved here from Edmonton, was The Word On The Street. Back then it […]

  • Love The Word On The Street?

    Every year at our festival, through support and encouragement from publishers, writers, exhibitors, sponsors and donors, we strive to achieve our goal of celebrating Canadian reading and writing and advocating literacy by bringing you the best books and magazines Canada has to offer. It is only through this continued support that we could have ever […]

  • Follow Friday: Wattpad

    Another Friday already! That means we have a new site for you to check out today … drum roll please … Today’s Follow Friday is Wattpad: The world’s most popular eBook community! Some of you may already be familiar with this site, but it is such a goody, I couldn’t resist. Wattpad launched in 2006 with […]

  • Writer’s Words: Steven Heighton

    Steven Heighton joined us in the Great Books Marquee at 2:45. He read from his new book Every Lost Country. ———————————————————————————————————————————– It was my first time at The Word On The Street Toronto and, as I wandered around before and after my event, it struck me that the festival showcases Toronto at its best: warm clear September weather, multicultural crowds and music […]