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  

What’s in a Name?

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for an engaging reading of and craft session inspired by Sherman Alexie’s award-winning children’s book, Thunderboy, Jr. This wonderful story, told through the sincere and humourous voice of a young Indigenous boy, explores issues of identity and culture. After the reading and a brief all-in discussion about the book’s themes, a crafting session for participants will be offered.  Using ever-popular notion of an ‘identity bracelet’, children will have the opportunity to create one of their own. Children will spend time ‘inscribing’ their ID bracelets using a variety of craft materials with their given names along with another name or symbol of their choosing from the natural world. Book Bank volunteers will also spend time chatting with participants about the meaning and value of names.