As a non-profit organization, The Word On The Street relies on the support of our community to continue to bring a free and 100% Canadian literary festival to Toronto.
This year’s festival takes place along Queen’s Park Circle on Sunday, September 22, but leading up to the big day there are more great ways to get involved and support the festival!
Back by popular demand: Friend An Author
Friend An Author is a yearly fundraising campaign, hosted by The Word On The Street Canada in cooperation with The Word On The Street Toronto. It provides literary lovers like you with a unique way to show your support for both the Festival and our wonderful Canadian authors.
For $100, participants in the Friend An Author program receive: the opportunity to “friend” a Canadian author; a signed copy of the author’s book; recognition at the beginning of the author’s presentation; a personalized certificate detailing the friendship; a tax receipt for your charitable contribution; and most of all, a unique and memorable way to show support for Canadian literature and Canada’s largest one-day literary festival.
Participating authors in 2013 include Joseph Boyden, Catherine Bush, James Cunningham, Cary Fagan, Joy Fielding, Don Gillmor, Ruth Ohi, Frank Viva, and many more! Full details are listed on our website here.
New in 2013: Journal Reflections Auction
At the festival and until bidding closes on October 8th, the public is invited to be a part of an online fundraising auction of Moleskine® notebooks personalized with 20 original journal submissions, by some of Canada’s best authors and illustrators, to mark The Word On The Street Toronto’s 25th anniversary next year. Journal Reflections is a campaign in support of the festival’s annual author programming, hosted by The Word On The Street Canada, in cooperation with The Word On The Street Toronto, and with special thanks to Moleskine.
A sampling of the selections on offer include contributions of poetry, short stories, sketches, characters, and reflections by David Bergen, Joseph Boyden, Terry Fallis, Douglas Gibson, Anne Michaels, Robert Priest, Andrew Pyper, Roberta Rich, Robert Rotenberg, Kevin Sylvester, Michael Winter, Susan Swan, Dave Bidini, Brian Francis, and Elizabeth Ruth.
The journals will be displayed in the Map Room at The University of Toronto’s Hart House during The Word On The Street Toronto festival, on September 22, 2013. Online bidding opens that day and continues until October 8th, 2013. Full details are available here.