In 2013, The Word On The Street is delighted to announce that it is partnering with The League of Canadian Poets to celebrate Canadian poetry nationwide during festival weekend. This national project will take place in each of The Word On The Street’s five festival cities: Toronto, Kitchener, Halifax, Saskatoon and Lethbridge.
Of the initiative, National Festival Director Nicola Dufficy says, “We are excited to announce a new partnership between The Word On The Street and The League of Canadian Poets. Together, our organizations seek to shine a spotlight on the incredibly talented established and emerging poets that Canada has to offer. Across the nation on festival weekend audiences will discover a poetry program that reflects the distinct local flavour of each of the festival cities and its community.”
In Toronto, [more...]
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is pleased to announce the finalists for its seven major children’s book awards:
- TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award ($30,000)
- Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse ($30,000)
- Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award ($20,000)
- Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction ($10,000)
- Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People ($5,000)
- John Spray Mystery Award ($5,000)
- Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy ($5,000)
The winners will be announced at the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards and Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse – two invitation-only gala events in Toronto on October 22 and Montreal on October 29. Overall, $130,000 in prize monies will be awarded.
The nominated books exemplify some of the best work by Canadian authors and illustrators. The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is proud to share these titles and the juries’ notes with you. [more...]
Via Word on the Street
The Word On The Street Toronto is thrilled to celebrate more poetry than ever before at this year’s festival! From veteran writers Austin Clarke and Robert Priest to Halifax Poet Laureate Shauntay Grant and the Toronto Poetry Slam Team, there is something for everyone.
Featured on (and on the way to) its popular stages around Queen’s Park Circle, The Word On The Street is pleased to present Poetry’s many facets when the annual festival returns on Sunday, September 22, 2013.
Festival-goers won’t want to miss these highlights: Join Adam Dickinson and Gillian Savigny as they use poetry to transgress boundaries between art and science at noon at the Vibrant Voices of Ontario Tent. Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning fiction author Austin Clarke will debut his first-ever poetry collection Where the Sun Shines Best at the Bestsellers Stage at 2:15. Over at the Great Books Marquee at 3:00, new poet Sara Peters joins long-time fan favourite Robert Priest for Out of the Darkness. Peters and Priest will read from their just-published collections on emerging from darkness, and follow with a discussion about what inspired their transformative works. Also at 3:00, poets Andrew Faulkner and Jacob Scheier are onstage at the Vibrant Voices of Ontario Tent to explore concepts of identity in their modern context. [more...]
Via Magazines Canada
Today Magazines Canada released a new video that celebrates the success of Canada’s magazine media.
“Magazines Connect Canadians” is a short, fact-filled and fun look at just how effective Canadian magazine brands, on multiple print and digital platforms, are at attracting readers and serving advertisers in a complex media environment.
Magazines Canada worked with Toronto-based creative agency Wolfson Bell to produce “Magazines Connect Canadians.”
Canada’s magazines are evolving to meet consumer demand for content everywhere—whenever and however consumers want it to access it—while also responding to the unabated strength of print among all readers, and younger readers in particular. Canadians love their magazines, and “Magazines Connect Canadians” is compelling proof.
Watch “Magazines Connect Canadians” in English or French.