The Word on the Street

The Word on the Street

September 22, 2005 15:16 ET

Media Advisory: The Word On The Street-Sunday, September 25, 2005

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 22, 2005) -


Toronto's Annual, Outdoor Book and Magazine Festival


DATE: Sunday, September 25, 2005

TIME: 11:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.

LOCATION: Queen's Park and Queen's Park Crescent
(between Bloor and Wellesley Street West)

On Sunday, September 25, 2005 from 11:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. The Word On The Street will take over Queen's Park and Queen's Park Crescent for the 16th annual, outdoor book and magazine festival.

More than 200,000 booklovers are expected to take part in the free festival that features 250 book, magazine and literacy exhibitors, and 150 featured authors, poets, storytellers, performers and industry experts in 13 performance venues.

Featured Authors

Marguerite Anderson, Constance Backhouse, Dave Bidini, Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall, Joseph Boyden, Sean Cassidy, David Cayley, Jose Mario Coelho, Aubrey Davis, Barry Dempster, Claudia Dey, L.M. Falcone, Lance Goddard, Craig Heron, Sheila Heti, Sharon Jennings, Thomas King, Maryann Kovalski, Dennis Lee, Margaret MacMillan, Stephen Marche, Robert McConnell, Ruth Ohi, Andrew Pyper, Elizabeth Ruth, Shyam Selvadurai, Russell Smith, Eva Stachniak, Michael Strangelove, Kevin Sylvester, Ange Zhang.

Event Tents

- Aboriginal Authors Tent - Readings, performances and discussion panels by
Aboriginal authors, poets and spoken word artists.

- Beyond The Page - Interactive how-to sessions, spoken word performances and
industry experts.

- Canadian Magazines Tent - Informative and entertaining panel sessions with
leading Canadian magazine publishers.

- CBC Stage - This stage has been cancelled due to the CBC labour disruption.

- City of Toronto Book Awards - 2005 prize finalists read from their nominated

- Citytv MainStage - Live musical performances.

- Enbridge Gas Distribution Literacy Stage - Metro Toronto Movement for
Literacy's 3rd Annual Poetry Challenge.

- Great Books - Canadian fiction tent.

- KUMON Kids Activity Tent - Children's reading tent.

- Multilingual Reading Tent - Readings in French, Italian, Spanish, Gujarati,
Urdu, Portuguese and Chinese.

- Reading Rocks - Children's reading tent.

- Real Reads - Canadian poetry and non-fiction tent.

- Toronto Star Writers Tent - Stories from your favourite Toronto Star writers
and photographers.

- TVOKids Stage - See all their favourite TVOKids hosts live.

Special Guest

Mayor David Miller will join The Word On The Street Board of Director's President, Julie Traves and Sarah Stewart, Executive Director, The Word On The Street for the festival Opening Ceremonies taking place from the Citytv MainStage at 12:00p.m.

Festival Sponsors

The Word On The Street gratefully acknowledges the support of our Media, National and Regional Sponsors:

Media Sponsors Toronto Star, Citytv and CFRB 1010AM;

National Sponsors Department of Canadian Heritage, KUMON Learning
Centres, Transcontinental Printing and Webcom;

Regional Sponsors Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts
Council, Toronto Arts Council, The Association
of Native Development in the Arts, CBC Newsworld,
CBC Radio One, City of Toronto, Enbridge Gas
Distribution, TVOKids, Ontario Media Development
Corporation and Magazines Canada.

Media Centre

Press kits will be available to the media at the festival Volunteer Tent, located in the south-west corner of Queen's Park near the fountain.

Interview with Sarah Stewart, Executive Director of The Word On The Street and Julie Traves, President of The Word On The Street Board of Directors will be available throughout the day.

For more information about this year's festival please visit our website (click on "Toronto").

Toronto's Annual, Outdoor Book and Magazine Festival
67 Mowat Avenue, Suite 142
Toronto, ON M6K 3E3
Tel: 416.504.7241 Fax: 416.504.7656
Email: (click "Toronto")

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