Archive for the ‘2009 Festival’ Category


ReLit Awards handed out last night

October 21, 2010

The ReLit Awards, Canada’s prize for small press–published literature, were handed out last night in Ottawa.

Novel: The Beautiful Children by Michael Kenyon (Thistledown)
Poetry: Red Nest by Gillian Jerome (Nightwood)
Short Story: Buying Cigarettes for the Dog by Stuart Ross (Freehand)

Congratulations to Michael (who read from The Beautiful Children at WOTS Vancouver 2009), Gillian and Stuart!


Chocolate Lily Awards 2010/11

June 22, 2010

The Chocolate Lily Awards shortlist for 2010/11 was announced earlier in June. Several authors who are nominated had participated in WOTS Vancouver last September. We’re so happy to congratulate the authors, illustrators, and publishers on the nominations!

  • Viva Zapata by Emilie Smith, Margarita Kenefic Tejada. Illustrated by Stefan Czernecki (Tradewind Books)
  • Penelope and the Preposterous Birthday Party by Sheri Radford. Illustrated by Christine Tipp (Lobster Press)
  • Fred and Pete at the Beach by Cynthia Nugent (Orca Book Publishers)
  • The Ship of Lost Souls by Rachelle Delaney (Harper Trophy Canada)

Congratulations everyone!


WOTS Vancouver Flickr Photo Pool

May 20, 2010

The Word On The Street Vancouver has just created a Flickr group for sharing photos. We’d love for festival attendees, exhibitors, and local photographers to add photos to the pool. We’ll keep sets with our own photos as well.

To inspire you, here are a couple of our favourites from last year’s festival on Sunday, September 27, 2009:

Inside the Library

Huge crowds!

Browsing books

[Photo credit: photo 1 – Leigh Schipfel, photo 2 and 3 – Elizabeth Sarobhasa]