August 21, 2012

Word on the Street 2012: Vancouver, Lethbridge, Saskatoon

Across Canada, six communities are planning their WOTS days.  If you see "WOTS" in Twitter, Twitterers are talking about Word On The Street, an annual celebration of literacy and the written word.  Usually held in late September, readers and writers come together to share their love of books and magazines, participate in workshops, readings, and check out the CanLit book buyer's nirvana of marketplaces. 

Details about WOTS in Vancouver, Lethbridge and Saskatoon follow here.  I'll post about the other three WOTS later.

Date:   Friday, September 28  - Sunday, September 30, 2012
Location:  Homer Street, Hamilton Street, and in and around the Vancouver Public Library (see map)

YoungCanLit writers/illustrators scheduled:
  • Caroline Adderson, children's author of Middle of Nowhere
  • Nicola I. Campbell, picture book author of Shin-Chi's Canoe
  • Hiromi Goto, YA author of Half World, Darkest Light
  • Rachel Hartman, YA fantasy author of Seraphina
  • Robert Heidbreder, poet author of Noisy Poems for a Busy Day 
  • Lauren Howell, author of If I Was the Mayor, What Do You Want to Be?
  • Glen Huser, author of The Runaway
  • Tanya Lloyd Kyi, non-fiction author of Seeing Red: The True Story of Blood
  • Shar Levine, non-fiction author of Yo-Yo for Beginners, Hockey Science
  • Gina McMurchy-Barber, author of When Children Play, Free as a Bird, Reading the Bones
  • Julie Morstad, illustrator The Swing, How To, When I Was Small
  • Susin Nielsen, author of The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen, Dear George Clooney Please Marry My Mom
  • Sylvia Olsen, author of A Different Game
  • Kit Pearson, author of And Nothing But the Truth, The Whole Truth
  • Lois Peterson, author of The Paper House
  • Rhea Tregebov, picture book author of What-If Sara, The Big Storm
  • John Wilson, YA author of Lost Cause, Shot at Dawn: World War I, Allan McBride, France, 1917
  • Caroline Woodward, picture book author of The Village of Many Hats, Singing Away the Dark

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Date:   Sunday September 23, 2012
Time:   11 am - 5 pm
Location:  Main Library at 5th Ave. S. and 8th St. S.

YoungCanLit writers/illustrators scheduled:
  • Susan Aiyoshi, children's author of Torn Apart: The Internment Diary of Mary Kobayashi, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1941
  • Amy Bright, YA author of Before We Go
  • Scott Chantler, graphic artist and author of The Captive Prince, the Three Thieves series
  • Shane Peacock, children's author of Becoming Holmes: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Final Case, The Boy Sherlock Holmes series - via SKYPE
  • Kit Pearson, children's author of The Whole Truth, And Nothing But the Truth
  • Janet Gurtler, YA author of I'm Not Her, If I Tell, Who I Kissed
  • Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, non-fiction authors of Fatty Legs, A Stranger at Home
  • Lisa Matchev, YA fantasy author of Eyes Like Stars, Perchance to Dream and So Silver Bright - via SKYPE
  • Arthur Slade, children's author of Island of Doom, the Hunchback Assignments series - via SKYPE
  • Thomas Wharton, fantasy author of The Fathomless Fire, Perilous Realm trilogy
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Date:    Sunday September 23, 2012
Time:    11 am - 5 pm
Location:    23rd Street East between 3rd and 4th Avenues

YoungCanLit writers/illustrators scheduled:
  • Adele Dueck, children's author of Racing Home, Nettie's Journey
  • Alice Kuipers, YA author of 40 Things I Want to Tell You, The Worst Thing She Ever Did
  • Alison Lohans, author of Picturing Alyssa 
  • Marion Mutala, children's author of Baba’s Babushka: A Magical Ukrainian Christmas 
  • David Poulsen, children's and YA author of the Salt and Pepper Series, Numbers
  • Will Stroet, children's performer
  • Alison Uitti, author of First Days Night Movies
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If there are any errors in this posting, they are completely my own. Please check the Word On The Street websites provided to confirm details.

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