Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Word on the Street - Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This Sunday, a tribute to the written word arrives in Toronto.

We're so fortunate to have Word on the Street each year.

Children can play games (and win books), meet some of their favourite TVO personalities, and generally see how many people are excited about books and reading.

It's a celebration of reading, in a fun atmosphere.

My favourite booth each year is the Scholastic booth, where you can buy very inexpensive children's books, often packaged together for, say, 5 books for $3. I regularly come home with 50 or 60 children's books, not only for my son but for future birthday and Christmas gifts.

Here's what to expect:
*258 book and magazine exhibits;
*248 authors, poets and presenters;
*198 readings, presentations and workshops.

Word on the Street also comes to Calgary, Halifax, Kitchener and Vancouver. Check their website for details.

Photo: Word on the Street, Jen Cooper.

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