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Archive for June, 2010

  • Reading the Rails – Part 1: Public Transit and Printed Media

    I recently graduated from Centennial College’s Book and Magazine Publishing program. In other words, I am basing my future on the written word—specifically, the printed word. As many have thoughtfully pointed out, however, the printed word is an endangered art form (and I realize the irony in stating this on a blog). Printed media is […]

  • The Word On The Street News

    Key dates to remember in July: July 7: Advertiser’s reservation form, payment and artwork is due.  Only one week left to see your name or your company in The Word On The Streets festival guides! Every year we offer the opportunity to advertise in our Festival Program and KidStreet Activity Guide. Fun fact: Our Festival […]

  • Update: Trillium Book Award Winners Announced

    Congratulations Ian Brown and Karen Solie, winners of this year’s Trillium Book Award and Trillium Book Award for Poetry!  Both excellent Canadian talent. Ian Brown won for his non-fiction book The Boy in the Moon.  A touching memoir about his relationship with his son, Walker, who was born with a rare genetic mutation, so rare […]

  • Trillium Book Award Author Readings – June 23

    I have found my summer reading list. Last night was the 23rd Trillium Book Award author readings, and Toronto WOTS was lucky enough to   attend.  It was a pretty full house that greeted the 17 nominees for both the French and English Book Award and Poetry Award, although not all nominees could attend.  Sadly, we […]

  • New Year, New Blog!

    We’ve moved, but fear not we are still the same good old Toronto WOTS!  We are currently in the midst of revamping our blog to better serve the Canadian book and magazine industry and further champion Canadian literacy.  Each week, we’ll discuss different topics ranging from WOTS news to the evolution of digital publishing to […]