Tuesday 17 September 2013

BIG names on the street this Sunday: Meg Tilly, Chrystia Freeland, Austin Clarke

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 16, 2013 (Toronto): 
See Joseph Boyden, Meg Tilly, Chrystia Freeland, Austin Clarke, and more on the Bestsellers Stage at this Sunday’s The Word On The Street Toronto!
The Bestsellers Stage at The Word On The Street Toronto is packed with the personalities and programming that audiences won’t want to miss. Festival goers are invited to see Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning novelist Joseph Boyden, on stage to present his long-awaited, Scotiabank Giller Prize-longlisted novel The Orenda, tour the best street food and learn how to replicate the experience at home with culinary TV stars James Cunningham and Pay Chen; hear from international-journalist-turned-politician Chrystia Freeland and celebrity-actor-turned-celebrity-author Meg Tilly, and find out how Bruce Poon Tip, the award-winning CEO of G Adventures, finds success without sacrifice.
Take a trip through the legendary writing career of Austin Clarke, in conversation with his longtime editor and friend Patrick Crean, and listen in as a panel of genre fiction superstars—L. Marie Adeline, Joy Fielding, Susanna Kearsley, and J. Kent Messum—discuss what’s trending and where there is cross-pollination between genres today.
The Bestsellers Stage is a stellar venue in a constellation of extraordinary programming at this free festival. Click here for full Bestsellers Stage programming details. To find out more about the festival’s all-Canadian line-up of literary stars, click here.
About The Word On The Street:
Each year in September, in the cities of Lethbridge, Saskatoon, Kitchener, Toronto, and Halifax, The Word On The Street unites the country in a national celebration of literacy and the Canadian written word.  Annually attracting more than 200,000 visitors to its Queen’s Park Circle location, The Word On The Street Toronto is the largest book and magazine festival in Canada.  This year’s event takes place on Sunday, September 22nd.
Media Contact:                                                
June Dickenson                                               
Festival Director:  
Heather Kanabe
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