This Weekend: Find Poetry Across Canada at The Word On The Street

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,

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Publishing Pros from Four Countries Weigh In

Twenty-five publishing professionals from Canada, the United States, England and Scotland will come together to explore, share and reflect on the world of writing and publishing at the 12th annual Book Summit on June 20, 2013.

Scotland’s Mark Buckland, founder of Cargo Publishing and publisher of Roddy Doyle, Will Self and Amy Bloom, will take part in a discussion on the new landscape for acquiring titles. To wrap up the day, he will take part in a panel that will reflect on the state of the industry. He will be joined by England’s Victoria Barnsley, CEO and Publisher at HarperCollins UK and International; Fiona McCrae from the United States, Publisher at Graywolf Books; and Vancouver’s Howard White, publisher at Harbour Publishing.

The day will kick off with Chuck Klosterman, who writes The Ethicist column in the New York Times Magazine, in a session titled “The Ethics of Publishing.” Participants can then participate in two of six workshops that explore such themes as “Can an E-Book Look Good?,” “How Much Does Free Cost?” and “What’s New About New Adult?” BookNet Canada will present a session that looks at the profile of the Canadian book buyer. The day will end with the panel discussion, titled “Reflections on the Book Industry in Motion.”

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Event Alert: Join OAC Literature Officer Michael Schellenberg for a Tweet Chat!

What: A Twitter-based discussion about OAC literature programs.

When: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST

How:  Starting at 2 p.m. Michael will be answering a series of questions around OAC’s literature programs. His responses will include the #onlit hashtag.

Where:  An easy way to follow the discussion is to visit and enter #onlit in the hashtag field to see related posts.

On Twitter – Follow @oaclitoff and @oac_cao or do a search for #onlit on the day of the event.

Who: This tweetchat is open to everyone! It will be of particular interest to writers, publishers, artists, arts workers and administrators in the literary field.

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Don’t Miss the MagNet 2013 Early Bird Deadline!

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Don’t Miss the Early Bird Deadline!

There’s only one week left to take advantage of our Early Bird discount! Visit before May 3 to save up to 35% on your favourite sessions, luncheons and events. Act fast to book a MagNet conference package and save even more!

Program Highlights

“Bo” Sacks on the Future of Publishing: Modern Media Trends and Actionable Advice

Our Thursday Keynote presents a vision of the future—plus some fun facts and myth-busting truths—from a Publishing Hall of Fame inductee and 43-year magazine veteran. Learn more.

Breaking the Rules of Online Publishing—Tyee Style

Let a West Coast media rebel teach you the dos and don’ts for online editing and presence—and find out when to throw those ideas out the window. Learn more, and see more West Coast Spotlight sessions here!

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Book Summit 2013 Early Bird Registration is Now Open!

Early bird registration for Book Summit 2013 is now open! This year’s theme is “Shake, Rattle & Roll: The Book Industry in Motion. Click here to register, or visit the Book Summit website, or our Book Summit page for more details. You can also find information on our Facebook page, or by signing up for … Read more