Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Harbourfront Centre | 10:00 am - 5:00 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.  

What Agents Seek

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

If you knew what they wanted, would you write it? To put it another way, will a literary agent want what you have written? Hear about the reality from two of Canada’s top agents.

Carolyn Forde

Carolyn Forde has been at Westwood Creative Artists since 2005, and been a shareholder in the agency since 2010. She earned a Postgraduate Certificate in Publishing Sciences from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, and completed the Simon Fraser University Publishing Intensive course in Vancouver.

Olga Filina

After more than a decade as a sales manager and book buyer for both national and independent book store chains, Olga Filina graduated from Humber’s Creative Book Publishing Program and spent two years as a literary assistant at The Cooke Agency, until she found her perfect home (and family!) at The Rights Factory.