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Explore your imagination with The Word On The Street's 2020 Summer Spectacular – two weeks of awesome activities and readings for kids and teens.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 20 @ 10AM | FREE LIVE STREAM
Storyteller Mariella Bertelli shares her journey immigrating to Canada at 16, getting her first job, and her travels across the land, a mix of these as they unfold. Ages 12 and up
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21 @ 10AM | FREE ZOOM WORKSHOP
Author-Illustrator Ani Castillo (Ping) leads this free, virtual workshop on cartooning. Ages 12 and up
THURSDAY, AUGUST 27 @ 10AM | FREE LIVE STREAM
Jennifer Alicia of The League of Canadian Poets presents a free, virtual poetry workshop for young writers. Ages 12 and up
THURSDAY, AUGUST 27 @ 1PM | FREE LIVE STREAM
Inspire Teen Reads presents its 5th Annual Book Pitch Competition, in which youth aged 12-18 attempt to convince a panel of esteemed authors to read their favourite book in 5 minutes. New this year is the Book Jacket Design competition, in which young people nationwide design a new book jacket for their favourite book. Ages 12 and up
Come hang out with WOTS! With readings from young writers, an art slideshow with YOUR masterpieces, a panel of young book experts talking about their favourite new titles, and a dance party with a special musical guest to boogie the afternoon away!