Toronto’s Word on the Street

A day to recuperate and organize my thoughts about Five Rivers’ experience this year at Toronto’s Word on the Street. In a word: fabulous! Last year we had a booth in the Fringe Beat section, nestled amid philosophers of morality and inarticulate sword-masters, of foul-mouthed publishers of twisted dystopia, and hawkers of a better life. We crammed ourselves into a microscopic space of five feet. But it was a start, and we put out the…

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Five Rivers at Word on the Street

Five Rivers will be at Toronto’s Word on the Street again this year, Sunday, September 26, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This year we’re in the publisher’s section, Booth 327, right at the corner of Hoskin Avenue and Queen’s Park Crescent West, across from an Information Booth, an ATM kiosk and the World’s Food Market. The highlight of our day will be the launch of Alicia Hendley’s debut novel, A Subtle Thing. Alicia…