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Archive for September, 2014

  • Sculpting New Reads: Photo Gallery

    The torrential rain let up just in time for the opening of our Sculpting New Reads exhibition, the inaugural installation art program of The Word On The Street Toronto. Check out our photo gallery below to view the incredible installations commissioned for this exciting new program bringing together Canadian artists and authors. Participating Artists: BAMBITCHELL, Nicholas Crombach, Layne Hinton, Felix Kalmenson […]

  • In Conversation with Great Canadian Authors: Claire Cameron

    Coinciding with the festival’s 25th anniversary this Sunday, September 21st, The Word On The Street presents a series of pre-festival interviews with bestselling authors. Enjoy their reflections on 25 amazing years of celebrating reading! Previously, we shared interviews with Craig Davidson, Robert Rotenberg, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, and Shani Mootoo. Claire Cameron, author of The Bear, discusses how […]

  • The Word On The Street in Conversation with Great Canadian Authors: Shani Mootoo

    Coinciding with the festival’s 25th anniversary this Sunday, September 21st, The Word On The Street presents a series of pre-festival interviews with bestselling authors. Enjoy their reflections on 25 amazing years of celebrating reading! Yesterday we shared interviews with Craig Davidson, Robert Rotenberg, and Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer. Shani Mootoo, recently longlisted for the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize […]

  • The Word On The Street in Conversation with Great Canadian Authors

    Coinciding with the festival’s 25th anniversary this Sunday, September 21st, The Word On the Street presents a series of pre-festival interviews with bestselling authors. Enjoy their reflections on 25 amazing years of celebrating reading! We sat down with The Troop author Craig Davidson, aka Nick Cutter, to discuss his inspirations, approach to storytelling, and the […]

  • Toronto Book Awards: The Hungry Ghosts

    Our series of Toronto Book Awards reviews concludes today. Kim MacMullen has reviewed each of the finalists for this year’s Toronto Book Awards, which will be awarded on October 16, 2014. Today Kim reviews The Hungry Ghosts by Shyam Selvadurai (Doubleday Canada). Shyam will be reading at the The Word On The Street on September 21st, at 12:00 PM and again […]

  • Toronto Book Awards: The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement

    Our series of Toronto Book Awards reviews continues. Kim MacMullen is reading and reviewing each of the finalists for this year’s Toronto Book Awards, which will be awarded on October 16, 2014. Today Kim reviews The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement by Nick Saul and Andrea Curtis (Random House Canada). Nick […]

  • Toronto Book Awards: The Wondrous Woo

    Our series of Toronto Book Awards reviews continues. Kim MacMullen will be reading and reviewing each of the finalists for this year’s Toronto Book Awards, which will be awarded on October 16, 2014. Today Kim reviews The Wondrous Woo by Carrianne K. Y. Leung (Inanna Publications). Carianne will be reading at the The Word On The Street on September […]

  • Sculpting New Reads: A Look Inside the Artists’ Studios

    We’re less than two weeks away from the opening of  Sculpting New Reads, the inaugural installation art program for The Word On The Street Toronto. Five local artists have been paired with 5 Canadian new releases with the challenge to create new works inspired by the themes of their books. The exhibition will feature a […]

  • Toronto Book Awards: The Massey Murder

    Our series of Toronto Book Awards reviews continues. Kim MacMullen will be reading and reviewing each of the finalists for this year’s Toronto Book Awards, which will be awarded on October 16, 2014. Today Kim reviews The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master, and the Trial that Shocked a Country by Charlotte Gray (HarperCollins Canada). A representative for Charlotte […]

  • Mapping World Film Locations: Toronto

    Today’s guest post comes courtesy of David Fleischer, a contributor to World Film Locations: Toronto. David Fleischer, Tom Ue, Shawn Micallef, and Adam Nayman take on our cultural habits with great short nonfiction from 2014. Join the authors and journalist Geoff Pevere as they talk about why they think this short format and topical content is the new […]