Two weeks from today, (Sept. 25th) the annual Word on the Street National Book and Magazine Festival will be happening in cities across Canada. The website indicates that Vancouver, Lethbridge, Saskatoon, Kitchener, Toronto, and Halifax will be participating for a fun day of workshops, panel discussions, musical entertainment, author readings, to name a few. This free event celebrates literacy and the written word in as many forms as possible. Poets and children’s writers have been well represented in the past, as have non-fiction authors, graphic novelists, and so on. WOTS is a fun, upbeat time with lots of great information about local organizations, publications, and educational opportunities on writing and publishing.
I and my colleagues will be manning the Crime Writers of Canada table in “the Village” located around the perimeter of the main Vancouver Public Library on Georgia Street, from 11 to 5 PM. We’ll be handing out cool bookmarks and letting people now about our organization and BC crime writers, and selling books, of course!
I, Robin Spano, Elizabeth Elwood, and Joan Donaldson-Yarmey will also be participating on a panel called De-Mystifying Mystery Writing in the library’s Peter Kaye room from 12 to 1 PM, so if you’re in the area, please stop by!
If you live near one of the WOTS venues, give this event a try! To learn more go to http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/