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November 24, 2015
The Word On The Street Toronto Book & Magazine Festival Board of Directors are pleased to announce that Heather Kanabe, who has served as The Word On The Street’s Festival Director for the past three years, will be taking maternity leave effective February 2016. The board is thrilled to announce that Evan Munday will be assuming her responsibilities as interim Festival Director in her absence. He will begin in January 2016 to prepare for the new role.
Evan Munday has worked for over ten years in the Toronto publishing industry, primarily for eight years as book publicist for acclaimed indie press Coach House Books. Since leaving Coach House in early 2014, he has worked as a bookseller at Book City, served on the Toronto Book Awards jury, done ebook design for numerous independent Canadian presses, and been an instructor at Humber College’s Creative Book Publishing Program. He is also the author and illustrator of the Silver Birch-nominated series for young readers, The Dead Kid Detective Agency, the third of seven books, Loyalist to a Fault (ECW Press) was published this fall.
“As a long time contributor to the festival, we are excited to welcome Evan to The Word On The Street family,” says Board President Holly Kent, “we are confident that his skills and expertise will help make the 2016 festival a great success.”
About The Word On The Street:
Each September, in the cities of Toronto, Halifax, Lethbridge, Saskatoon, and Kitchener, The Word On The Street unites the country in a national celebration of literacy and the written word. Annually attracting more than 200,000 visitors, The Word On The Street Toronto is the largest book and magazine festival in Canada. Next year’s event takes place on Sunday, September 25th, at Harbourfront Centre, in association with International Festival of Authors (IFOA).