Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 24, 2017

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

Change Location

Select your Location:



For the past 26 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 at the 27th festival on September 25, 2016.

Let’s All Read: Different Ways to Read

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Actor and producer Matt Drappel will give a fun, interactive presentation explaining different ways people read: by book, magazine or newspaper; tablet or phone; headphones or speakers; Braille. The presentation will illustrate and engage the audience in the various methods of reading and why certain methods work best for some, but not for others.

The audience will participate in demonstrations including audio-book recording and Braille printing; children in the audience will have the opportunity to have their names printed on cards in Braille, will have the chance to record using PAL’s audiobook-specific software, and then hear themselves on replay.

Read More about PAL here


Matt Drappel

Actor and theatre manager Matt Drappel is the founding director of Atlas Stage Productions Canada, and a television sports broadcaster and producer, winning the coveted Gillette Drafted Season 4: The Score Television Network’s annual show searching for Canada’s next On-Air personality for Rogers Sportsnet (The Score). Matt was the executive producer and host of the late-night comedy show, “Late Night with Matty D” from 2010 to 2012.

Currently he is a Senior Broadcast Associate at Rogers Sportsnet and performs regularly in Classical Theatre Project’s production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged.”