This year’s Word on the Street festival moved from its usual Queen’s Park location and headed south to the Toronto Harbourfront. And I loved it. While the former set-up was more linear and made for easier-to-locate booths, this felt more comfortable and spacious to meander and discover new things. (That being said, I did get turned around a couple times trying to figure out where I needed to be).
My first stop in the morning was over to the Vibrant Voices tent where Monica Heisey, author of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better, was reading from her book. I was the Word on the Street book club leader for this particular read so I was excited to meet the brilliantly hilarious woman.
After that, I basically didn’t have any set plans and was thrilled to wander the festival and meeting up with friends. Briefly stopped in to the Supernatural Sovereignty panel with Leah Bobet (An Inheritance of Ashes), Megan Crewe (The Clouded Sky) and Natale Ghent (Dark Company) earlier in the day and swung by the author chat for The Road to Atlantis with Leo Brent Robillard since Jenn was the book club leader for that one.
Lovely to see so many familiar faces, and excited for the deals on books I picked up! Did you head out to Word on the Street this year? What do you think of the new venue?