Word on the Street - Toronto

It's coming! Sunday September 30, 2007 is the biggest one-day literary event in Canada. If you are in or around Toronto, Vancouver or Kitchener, don't miss my favorite carnival of words. This is Word on the Street's 18th year. Expect 175 book, magazine, and literacy exhibits. Book deals, live concerts and activities for all ages typically draw over 200,000 visitors.

It takes me most of a day to explore the booths, eat a cob of corn or two and buy as many books as I can carry. It's a good place to get autographs and meet the people behind literary magazines, small presses and writing associations. Panels and discussions are held in pavilions around the site.

In Toronto, my city, festival hours are 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. I attend rain or shine, in sickness and in health, with family and friends or alone.

Calgary, Vancouver and Kitchener, Ontario are hosting Word on the Street celebrations on September 30. Halifax holds WOTS on September 23, 2007. For more info, including maps and events, consult Word on the street.

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