Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Harbourfront Centre | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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For the past 27 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming. See the lineup of incredible Canadian literary talent that appeared at our 28th festival on September 24, 2017  

140 Characters or Else: Being an Author in the Age of Social Media

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

If a book is written and no one tweets about it, does it exist?  Do authors need to be on Instagram and should they be amassing friends on Facebook as part of their writerly pursuits? Is social media a necessary tool or an unnecessary distraction?

Kate Hilton

Kate Hilton is the bestselling author of The Hole in the Middle and Just Like Family. She also co-authors a non-fiction blog, THE PEN PAL PROJECT. She tweets and instagrams at @katemhilton.

Colin McAdam

Colin McAdam’s third novel, A Beautiful Truth, won the Writer’s Trust Prize. He is currently at work on a YA novel and cannot be found on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.