Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 24, 2017

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

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Festival Accessibility

ASL Programming

On Sunday, September 25th, at Harbourfront Centre, visitors can attend nine ASL-interpreted readings, activities, and discussions on six programmed stages. The Word On The Street is again proud to partner with Ontario Cultural Society of the Deaf and Silent Voice Canada to present the following schedule of ASL accessible events. You can identify the ASL-interpreted segments in the program and our Festival at Glance pages by the distinctive ASL symbol.

Maggie McGillicuddy's Eye For Trouble | Susan Hughes

11: 30am – 11:50am
TD Children's Literature Tent

Unlike her neighbors, Maggie McGillicuddy has an eye for trouble. And she spots it — everywhere! Look, over there, a tiger lurking! And there, a snake slithering! (You don’t see them? Well, no imagination, I guess.) And it’s all good fun until her young neighbor Charlie comes face to face with some very real trouble, and Maggie must jump into action!

Flannery | Lisa Moore

12:00pm – 12:30pm
Amazon.ca Bestsellers Stage

Sixteen-year-old Flannery Malone has it bad. She’s been in love with Tyrone O’Rourke since the days she still believed in Santa Claus. But Tyrone has grown from a dorky kid into an outlaw graffiti artist, the rebel-with-a-cause of Flannery’s dreams, literally too cool for school. Flannery is a spellbinding story about chasing love, fighting family, losing friends and starting all over again, from the internationally acclaimed Lisa Moore.

The Happiness Equation | Neil Pasricha

12:30pm – 1:00pm
Amazon.ca Bestsellers Stage

Neil Pasricha’s #1 international bestselling Book of Awesome series opened the eyes of readers around the world to the simple pleasures of everyday living. Now, he explains how anyone can actually build an awesome life in his brilliantly counterintuitive and delightfully engaging new book, The Happiness Equation.

Skunk on a String | Thao Lam

1:15pm – 1:45pm
Sago Mini Children's Activity Tent

Actions speak louder than words, and Thao Lam has two activities to accompany her wordless book, Skunk on a String, that have a lot to say, indeed. Younger readers can decorate a paper balloon with scrapbook paper and imagine floating away on their beautiful new creations. Kids with scissor skills will have a blast cutting and pasting together their very own skunk masks!

Purely Pumpkin | Allison Day

2:00pm – 2:30pm
Cooks 'N' Books Stage

Purely Pumpkin brings the cozy warmth of pumpkin into our homes with seasonal, whole foods recipes and earthy food photography. With savory and sweet recipes for all meals of the day, it’s the cookbook your home shouldn’t be without during the fall and winter months. Homemade pumpkin spice latte variations along with wholesome meals ideal for the everyday and the holidays are tucked into this plentiful pumpkin volume.

ASL Storytelling

2:15pm – 3:00pm
Learning Tent

See storytelling like never before. Meet renowned Deaf storytellers who bring American Sign Language (ASL), Deaf culture and Deaf heritage to the stage introducing you to rhymes and rhythms, personification, poetry, rap, and storytelling like no other, told in rich and beautiful ASL, celebrating the language and experience of Deaf Canadians.

Who Broke the Teapot?! | Bill Slavin

3:00pm – 3:20pm
TD Children's Literature Tent

A picture book whodunit and a tongue-in-cheek story of a mom at the end of her rope, Who Broke the Teapot?! is a raucous and funny tale about anger management, broken china and the blame game. Mom is very angry. Her very favorite teapot is broken, and no one is ‘fessing up.

New Starts for Outcasts | Panel

3:30pm – 4:15pm
Teen Spirit Stage

No one likes to have a reputation. Whether she’s the girl who used to live in a Bolivian Mennonite town, the girl whose mother abandoned her, or the girl who offers to help the boys lose their virignities, the heroines of these novels face a future full of uncertainties, both terrifying and hopeful.

Batch | Joel MacCharles & Dana Harrison

4:30pm – 5:30pm
Cooks 'N' Books

In Batch, their first cookbook, Joel and Dana showcase seven different preserving techniques–canning, pressure canning, dehydrating, fermenting, cellaring, curing and infusing–and then take readers on a trip to the market in twenty-five ingredients.


At Information Booths

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Interpreter Students from George Brown College are also available for ASL communication in the TD KidStreet Information Booth throughout the day.


Audio Guides for the Visually Impaired

Produced by the CNIB, you can download both MP3 and Daisy versions of both our Festival Guide and TD KidStreet Guide:

 

 

FESTIVAL PROGRAM

 

KIDSTREET GUIDE