Toronto, Ontario

WOTS Festival Marketplace

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Harbourfront Centre | 10am - 5pm


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Saturday, September 21, 2019

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For the past 28 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 will appear at our 29th festival on September 23rd, 2018.  

Finding and Funding a Niche

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Matt Blackett, Cailin Cooper, Robin Richardson, and Alex De Pompa offer us know-how’s and please-don’ts of fundraising and making space for new editorial terrain.
Part of The Word On The Street’s Careers In Canadian Magazines series.

Matt Blackett

Matt Blackett is the publisher, creative director and one of the founders of Spacing magazine. He is also an entrepreneur, graphic artist, product designer, and deeply-committed advocate for Toronto.

Cailin Cooper

Cailin Cooper is an Event Manager at The Walrus, where she produces The Walrus Talks, a national speaker series and forum for conversations about Canada and its place in the world.

Robin Richardson

Robin Richardson is the author of Sit How You Want, and Founding Editor of Minola Review. Her work has appeared in Salon, Poetry, and Tin House. She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.

Alex De Pompa

Alex De Pompa is the Managing Editor and co-Founder of Augur, a magazine for dreamy and speculative fiction. He is a JD Candidate at the University of Toronto, and helped organize the 2017 North American James Joyce Conference in Toronto.