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Archive for May, 2014

  • What The Word On The Street is Reading: The Divinity Gene

    Let’s all give a big welcome to Cindy Pang! Cindy recently began as The Word On The Street’s new Programming Assistant, so she has a lot of reading ahead of her this summer as she helps organize the festival’s stellar programming line-up. Cindy’s latest read was The Divinity Gene by Matthew J. Trafford, published by Douglas & McIntyre in 2011. About […]

  • What The Word On The Street is Reading: All My Puny Sorrows

    Catherine Barandiaran, The Word On The Street’s Event Coordinator, recently read Miriam Toews’ much-anticipated new novel, All My Puny Sorrows. The book was published in April by Knopf Canada. About the book:  You won’t forget Elf and Yoli, two smart and loving sisters. Elfrieda, a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, wealthy, happily married: she wants to die. […]

  • Festival News: Introducing the Youth Spoken Word Showcase

    The Word On The Street is excited to announce the return of the popular This Is Not The Shakespeare Stage to the festival in 2014. This stage hosts great Canadian young adult books, authors, and artists, and features genre-based interactive programming sessions. New this year, we’re sharing the mic during the Youth Spoken Word Showcase! […]