Category Archive: Word on the Street

Word on the street is an annual book fair which takes place in major cities across Canada.

Oct 02

Sandra Kasturi talks ChiZine at WOTS

Since I discovered CZP through local readings and SF/Fantasy events, I’ve been curious as to how this publishing company got started. Sandra reveals ChiZine’s audacious successes and economic setbacks. It’s a cautionary tale for those who might think starting up an ezine is an easy road to financial success. I found her talk honest and inspiring. …

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Sep 28

Margaret Atwood – Live from Word on the Street

Margaret Atwood celebrated the 20th Annual Word on the Street festival with a technological twist. Known for her invention of the LongPen, a multimedia device which allows her to remotely sign autographs and talk to fans, Atwood has gone one step further on the book tour for her latest novel, The Year of the Flood. …

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Sep 20

Word on the Street — Toronto, Kitchener, Vancouver, Halifax

Toronto’s Word on the Street festival is on Sunday September 27, just one week away. It’s one of my favorite book events, an outdoor festival celebrating reading across all ages and genres. There will be readings, music, food and entertainment for kids. It’s an excellent place to pick up discount paperbacks, meet editors or discover …

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Sep 29

WOTS alien dance routine

This August I wrote a play for school called Invisible Aliens Stole My Gym Shorts! I am currently looking for music (I’m no composer) and images to improve and promote this school musical. That’s how elementary school shows work. The director is the producer, stage manager, light and sound designer etc. Volunteer help may be …

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Sep 29

WOTS favorite books

I bought a pile of books at Word on the Street but I still had time to ask people to name their favorite books:

Sep 29

Word on the Street

I had a great time at Word on the Street. Perfect weather, tent after tent of books and authors. In keeping with tradition, I asked people to name their favorite book. Here are clips of their answers…

Oct 06

WOTS – Final Clips

Welcome aboard Japan! I just had a look at my mapping widget and I’ve had hits from two new places in Australia (East and West coasts) plus Japan, perhaps Tokyo. My map counter doesn’t name names so I’m going by general area. I have also had over 4000 views now. Very gratifying. Guess I won’t …

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Oct 03

Clips from Word on the Street – Part II

Here are some more quick clips from Word on the Street. In each case, I have asked my interviewees to name their favorite book. Most people named novels but this Atlanta Georgian preferred poetry. This charming librarian from the Toronto International Film Festival Group made me want to live downtown so I could pop into …

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Oct 02

Word on the Street – Favorite Book Clips

This year the weather was perfect for Word on the Street. The crowds were thronging, children were laughing, musicians were playing… My only complaint is I couldn’t do it all. I bought magazines and books, met lots of nice people who publish literary journals and even wrote an impromptu poem. I also went book-buying bananas! …

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Sep 29

Forget what ails you with Asprin

I love the the original “Myth” series by Robert Asprin. Refreshingly funny, these books take on the conventions of the fantasy novel in a light-hearted way. Like the best send-ups, they are done with love and contemporary satire. The Myth series, not including co-written books: Another Fine MythMyth ConceptionsMyth DirectionsHit or MythMyth-ing PersonsLittle Myth MarkerM.Y.T.H. …

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