We love Word on the Street but we always find there’s way too much to do. So we’ve scoured the WOTS program and picked out the three things that you should try to hit up this Sunday at Queen’s Park. Best of all, the whole event is free.
1) Margaret Atwood and the Long Pen (The Long Pen Tent, reading at 11am, signing all-day)
Hear the grand dame of CanLit read from her new book. Then marvel at the Long Pen, Ms. Atwood’s new contraption that lets authors sign books remotely.
2) Dionne Brand, Michael Redhill and Katrina Onstad (Now Magazine Tent, 1pm)
This is the single best panel all-day. The three authors will be talking about “Writing Toronto” and we almost couldn’t ask for better names. Brand is this year’s Toronto Book Award winner, Redhill’s new novel, Consolation, ties Toronto’s past and present by linking the stories of a dying historian and a pioneering photographer and Katrina Onstad’s novel looks at the life of a movie critic at a bustling Toronto daily and was totally better than Leah McLaren’s book.
3) Chester Brown (Booth 200, Noon)
If you missed Chester Brown at the Doug Wright awards last week catch him this weekend. Get your copy of Louis Riel signed, shoot breeze about comics, just don’t ask him what he’s working on next, he hates that.