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This Year at The Word on the Street

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Canada's largest book and magazine festival, The Word on the Street, will take place this year on Sunday, September 26 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free to lovers of literature, the festival will be held at Queen's Park and is host to more than 250 book and magazine publishers, authors, illustrators, arts organizations and literacy programs. Returning publishers include HarperCollins, Scholastic Canada, Simon & Schuster Canada and Tundra Books, among others. In addition, the Word on the Street has unveiled exciting new additions this year, including:

NEW FOR 2010!

The Digital Drive Stage:

Here, experts and industry professionals will discuss a range of digital issues and connect with the wider community in an open ideas forum. Launching with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation, the Digital Drive Stage will add an exciting new e-dimension to this year’s festival.

Hosted by Stuart Woods, editor of Quill & Quire, and Quill & Quire book review editor Stephen W. Beattie, The Word On The Street Toronto’s Digital Drive will host lively discussion about electronic publishing’s great potential to spur industry growth.

For a complete Digital Drive schedule, please click here.

Diaspora Dialogues' Literary Scavenger Hunt and the Elephoto Photohunt:

Join Diaspora Dialogues for literary clues, lines of poetry, personalized readings, books open and waiting for your contribution – and all manner of literary oddities. Complete the scavenger hunt and win a prize - all prize winners will then be entered into the GRAND PRIZE draw. Full details available on festival day at the Diaspora Dialogues tent, or visit on September 24, 2010, to download the details.

The festival’s first-ever Elephoto Photo Hunt encourages phototgraphers of all skill levels to get the best shot from a list of subjects that will be provided at WOTS. Festival organizers will choose the best photograph from each of 20 listed pictures. There will be one GRAND PRIZE draw, and each of the 20 category winners will be entered into a draw to win some fabulous prizes as well. The winning pictures, and their photographers, will be featured on The Word On The Street website for the year. Full details available on festival day at the Elephoto Photo Hunt tent.

The Remarkable Reads Tent:

This year, Random House of Canada and McClelland & Stewart are partnering with The Word On The Street Toronto to mount their own stage. Featuring segments dedicated to mystery writers, humour, young adult fiction, and emerging authors, this venue will provide a taste of the amazing literary talent these fine publishers have to offer. Confirmed authors to date include: Kelley Armstrong, Linwood Barclay, Joy Fielding and Maureen Jennings.

The festival also features amazing programming for children on KidStreet, including the Children's Activity Tent and the TVO Kids Stage.

Don't forget returning festival favourites like the Great Books Marquee and the Scotiabank Giller Prize Bestsellers Stage

For full festival detail and schedules, please visit the WOTS website

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