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5 1/2 weeks until Word On The Street fun! Read on for festival info, authors booked …

August 17, 2011

Vancouver’s The Word On The Street is back for its 17th year with another full day of reading and writing escapades. Word lovers will find author readings, writing and publishing exhibits, musical entertainment, roving performers, children’s activities, and much more—Sunday, September 25 at Library Square (Homer and Hamilton Streets between Robson and Georgia).

And new this year, watch for more information about programming at Carnegie Centre (Main and Hastings) on Saturday, September 24 as well as Friday night programming (Sept. 23) at Banyen Books and Historic Joy Kogawa House.

FREE, accessible, and fun for all ages, Vancouver’s annual celebration of reading brings visitors face to face with our vibrant writing and publishing community from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the last Sunday of September.

A list of authors reading from their books follows. Watch for more posts with information about magazine programming, panels, Mainstage entertainment, workshops, visual displays, and more!

Carmen Aguirre
Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter (Douglas & McIntyre)

Karim Alrawi
The Mouse Who Saved Egypt (Tradewind Books)

Dan Bar-el
Pussycat, Pussycat, Where Have You Been? (Simply Read Books)

Andrea Bellamy
Sugar Snaps and Strawberries: Simple Solutions for Creating Your Own Small-Space Edible Garden (Timber Press)

Brenda Bradshaw & Dr. Cheryl Mutch
Good Food to Go (Random House)

Steve Burgess
Who Killed Mom? (Greystone Books)

Don Calame
Beat the Band (Candlewick Press)

Norma Charles
Run Marco, Run (Ronsdale Press)

Kevin Chong
Beauty Plus Pity (Arsenal Pulp Press)

Wayde Compton – New Vancouver Public Library Writer in Residence

Susan Crean – Historic Joy Kogawa House Writer in Residence

T. J. Dawe
Labrador (Brindle & Glass)

Kristeva Dowling
Chicken Poop for the Soul: In Search of Food Sovereignty (Caitlin Press)

Lucia Frangione
Paradise Garden (Talonbooks)

John Furlong
Patriot Hearts (Douglas & McIntyre)

C. E. Gatchalian
Crossing & Other Plays (Lethe Press)

Charlotte Gill
Eating Dirt (Greystone Books)

Heidi Greco
Shrinking Violets (Quattro Books)

Brian Harris
Watch Me Grow (Kids Can Press)

Carolyn Herriot
Zero-Mile Diet: A Year-Round Guide to Growing Organic Food (Harbour Publishing)

Robert Hough
The Day the Rebels Came to Town (HarperCollins)

Glen Huser
The Runaway (Tradewind Books)

Aisha Sasha John
The Shining Material (BookThug)

Gary Kent & Kim La Fave
Fishing With Gubby (Harbour Publishing)

Duane Lawrence
Sammy Squirrel & Rodney Raccoon to the Rescue (Granville Island Publishing)

Julie Lawson
Ghosts of the Titanic (Scholastic)

Jen Sookfong Lee
The Better Mother (Knopf)

JJ Lee
The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit (McClelland & Stewart)

David Lester
The Listener Graphic Novel – an adaptation featuring Mecca Normal (Arbeiter Ring Publishing)

Donato Mancini
Buffet World (New Star Books)

Samuel Martin
This Ramshackle Tabernacle (Breakwater Books)

Bruce McBay
Angels Inc. (Tradewind Books)

Robin McConnell
Inkstuds (Conundrum Press)

Leslie McKnight
Vancouver Kids (Brindle & Glass)

Gina McMurchy-Barber
Broken Bones (Dundurn Press)

Kevin McNeilly
Embouchure (Nightwood Editions)

Garry Thomas Morse
Discovery Passages (Talonbooks)

Sachiko Murakami
Rebuild (Talonbooks)

Renee Norman
Martha in the Mirror (Inanna Publications)

Georgia Nicols
You and Your Future: How to use Astrology in Everyday Life (House of Anansi)

Andrew Nikiforuk
Empire of the Beetle: How Human Folly and a Tiny Bug Are Killing the Great Forests of the West (Greystone Books and the David Suzuki Foundation)

Jacqueline Pearce
The Mystery of the Missing Luck (Orca Book Publishers)

Tina Powell
Samantha’s Silly-icious Sandwiches (Big Fat Pen Publishing Inc.)

Karen Rivers
What is Real (Orca Book Publishers)

Kathy Sager
Suzie’s Sourdough Circus (Harbour Publishing)

Ellen Schwartz
The Case of the Missing Deed (Tundra Books)

Michael V. Smith
Progress (Cormorant Press)

Madeline Sonik
Afflictions & Departures (Anvil Press)

Barbara Stewart
Campie (Heritage House)

Robin Stevenson
Outback (Orca Book Publishers)

Joan Betty Stuchner
Can Hens Give Milk? (Orca Book Publishers)

Michelle Superle
Black Dog, Dream Dog (Tradewind Books)

Rob Taylor
The Other Side of Ourselves (Cormorant Books)

Timothy Taylor
The Blue Light Project (Knopf Canada)

Shirley Jean Roll Tucker
The Amazing Foot Race of 1921: Halifax to Vancouver in 134 Days (Heritage House)

John Vaillant
The Tiger (Random House)

Vikki VanSickle
Love is a Four-Letter Word (Scholastic)

Richard Wagamese
One Story, One Song (Douglas & McIntyre)

Cristy Watson
Benched (Orca Book Publishers)

Calvin Wharton
The Song Collides (Anvil Press)

Pam Withers
First Descent (Tundra Books)

The Word On The Street is Canada’s favourite annual book and magazine extravaganza, taking place in Vancouver, Toronto, Kitchener, Lethbridge, Saskatoon, and Halifax simultaneously.

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