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Archive for June, 2014

  • What The Word On The Street is Reading: Emberton

    This week our Programming Assistant, Cindy Pang, has been reading Emberton. This novel was written by Peter Norman, and published in March by Douglas & McIntyre. Peter Norman will be appearing at this year’s festival on September 21st, reading at the Great Books Marquee. About the book Is nothing sacred? If you can’t trust language, what can you trust? […]

  • What The Word On The Street is Reading: Stranglehold

    This week our Event Coordinator, Catherine, has been reading Stranglehold, by Robert Rotenburg. It was published by Simon & Schuster Canada. About the book: Ripped from the headlines, Stranglehold is bestselling author Robert Rotenberg’s most shocking book yet, featuring Detective Ari Greene in the fight of his life. It is just after Labour Day and the city is […]

  • Why I Volunteer: Uncountable karma points and high fives

    Today’s guest blog post comes to us courtesy of  Sara Saddington. We’re very happy that Sara is part of  the amazing volunteer team that makes the festival possible each September. We asked Sara what keeps her coming back as a volunteer, and why you should join her this year. I haven’t missed a festival in eight years. […]

  • What The Word On The Street is Reading: Pastoral

    If you visited a Toronto park or green space during the month of May, chances were better than usual that you could have run into our Festival Director, Heather Kanabe. Heather loves being outdoors all year long, but last month she pledged to spend 30 minutes in nature every day for 30 days, as part of The David Suzuki Foundation’s […]

  • 25 Reasons to Volunteer at The Word On The Street

    Volunteers are a fundamental part of The Word On The Street. Reasons to volunteer at the festival are endless, but if you are undecided this list might help.  25 Reasons to be a Festival Volunteer You want to be a part of the literary community in Toronto. You are seeking hands-on experience in the Canadian […]