The Word On The Street Vancouver Announces 2009 Line-Up

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The line-up of talent for The Word On The Street Vancouver’s 2009 festival was announced today and features a number of well known Canadian literary figures alongside some emerging voices whose books are receiving high praise from reviewers.

Back for its 15th year, Vancouver’s The Word on the Street is set to deliver another full day of free indoor and outdoor author events, exhibits, performances and marketplace on Sunday, September 27 at Library Square.

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The line-up of talent for The Word On The Street Vancouver’s 2009 festival was announced today by program director Fernanda Viveiros. “Jowi Taylor will present his new book, Six String Nation, with performances by Alex Varty and Jim Byrnes on our Mainstage, and for the first time we’ll be hosting a LongPen launch-for Margaret Atwood’s new novel, The Year of the Flood. We’re very excited about this year’s roster of writers, performers and presenters and are anticipating record attendance.”

New this year, festival goers will enjoy a special outdoor festival collaboration with the 6th annual Global ComedyFest Vancouver, a celebration of comedy and the written word.

Among the 100+ authors and acts booked for The Word On The Street 2009, there will be a massive marketplace with books, magazines, and other products for sale.  As well, The Word Under the Street where zines and comics are showcased, Magazine Mews where authors such as Poet Laureate Brad Cran, Grant Buday, Evelyn Lau, and others will read and present from their works published in Canadian magazines and, panels, demos, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, roving street performers, and more.

Free, accessible, and fun for all ages, Vancouver’s annual celebration of reading brings visitors face to face with the vibrant writing and publishing community in Vancouver and beyond from 11am to 5pm on the last Sunday of September.

The Word on the Street is one of Canada’s biggest annual book and magazine events with festivals taking place in Vancouver, Toronto, Kitchener, and Halifax simultaneously.

The Word On The Street
Sunday, September 27, 2009
11am – 5pm

Library Square (Homer and Hamilton Streets between Robson and Georgia)
Free admission

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