Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Toronto Word Festival: Celebrating of Publishing World

The Word On The Street (WOTS) Toronto: National Annual Outdoor Book and Magazine Festival
Credit: www.thewordonthestreet.ca


I would like to invite everybody to THE WORD ON THE STREET TORONTO Festival.

Celebrating of Publishing World in Toronto

250 book & magazine vendors
120 featured authors

When: Sunday, September 24, 2006
Time: 11 am - 6 pm
Location: Queen's Park, Toronto
Getting there: Queen's Park Subway Station
Admission: Free
Please visit www.thewordonthestreet.ca for details

Festival Program (80 pages)
Festival at a Glance (6 pages)
Festival Map
Festival Exhibitor List

What is on our list:

Wordshop Marquee
Time: 12:30 PM
Blogging Toronto
Moderated by Matt Blackett
Discussion Panel
Moderator Matthew Blackett of Spacing Magazine spreads Blogging Toronto: a discussion panel which focus on the world of websites that are dedicated to covering the side variety of topics that affect Toronto, its neighbourhoods, and its people. The panelists will include Rannie Turingan of photojunkie.ca and torontoist.com; Time Shore, BlogTO mastermind; Antonia Zerbisias, Toronto Star blog journalist and Marc Weisblott, publisher of Paved.ca. They will discuss the positive and negative social implications of blogging, as well as the community and culture that these virtual gathering spaces help cultivate. A Q&A with audience members will follow.

Wordshop Marquee
Time: 1:25 PM
Self-Publishing Secrets Revealed!
Manisha Solomon
Seminar
So you have a message to share? Do you want to establish yourself as an expert in your field or industry? Do you have a book inside you that is bursting to get out? Join the rank who started out by self-publishing their own books. Manisha Solomon of Solotext Editorial will reveal ten secrets about the self-publishing process. These will include: Where to get an ISBN (for FREE!). The truth about Copyright, Why "Everyone" is not your target market, How to get the writing process started, and Alternatives to the print book {eBooks}.
Manisha Solomon is considered to be one of Canada's leading self-publishing experts. She is the author of The Indie Approach to Publishing in Canada: The Self-Publisher's Rites of Passage. She is also the owner of Solotext Editorial.

You can take a look on Liudmila Cherniak's notes and photos from one of the Manisha's self-publishing seminars.
Some thoughts from last year festival: Back to Analog World: Words, Papers, Magazines, Books, Presentations, Readings, Performances, Dialogs, Monologs and a Lot of Doubts ‘to Buy or not to Buy’.

You and your family, friends and neighbours are invited to celebrate the joy of reading at The Word On The Street Book & Magazine Fair. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the last Sunday in September, Vancouver, Calgary, Kitchener, Toronto and Halifax will unite Canada in a national celebration of literacy and the printed word.

If You Do Not Read Books, You Will Forget the Alphabet Soon!
Если книг читать не будешь, скоро грамоту забудешь!
Unknown Author, 1925

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

That will be a great event "Toronto Word Festival"I will be there for sure.The saying:"If you do not read books you will soon forget your Alphabet"is a very smart one.I like it in Russian.I learned something new today.Thanks

Anonymous said...

...one more thing>tha picture above the saying written in Russian is very striking and impressive.Your website is very enjoyable and very artistic and informative.Thanks again.Yakov .

Anonymous said...

...one more thing.That picture above the saying in english on which is written the original saying in Russian is very striking and impressive.Your website is very artistic,and very enjoyable and informative.Thanks again.Yakov

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