Though it’s only one day long, the Word on the Street Festival packs in the special guests and artfully highlights local talent. Ending with the East Coast Literary Awards, this is an unofficial literary week in Halifax. Our powerful poet laureate El Jones releases her debut book Thursday night, and reads at WOTS on Sunday. Tents filled with moving, entertaining and thoughtful authors—like Vincent Lam, Natalie Meisner, Sylvia D. Hamilton, One Book Nova Scotia’s featured author Ali Bryan and LaineyGossip’s Elaine Lui—books for sale by the dozen and a chance to see hopefuls pitching the book they’ve always had in them at the annual Pitch the Publisher event make this week better read than dead.
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posted by MICHAEL LAKE, Sep 29/16
Burnley “Rocky” Jones’ autobiography launches this weekend, giving an opportunity to reflect on his life and work. comments 0
posted by ASHLEY CORBETT, Aug 11/16
Celebrated journalist’s attention is on a boat in his new novel. comments 1
posted by ASHLEY CORBETT, Aug 4/16
Tim Falconer to tell Halifax why he loves to sing, but isn’t very good at it. comments 0
posted by TARA THORNE, May 26/16
Haunting story is her first novel since Heave, 14 years ago. comments 0
posted by LINDSAY GLOADE-RAINING BIRD, Mar 24/16
A slam poet and activist who delivers melodic, witty and damning truths, Thomas is Halifax’s first Indigenous poet laureate. comments 1
posted by ADRIA YOUNG, Mar 10/16
Canada’s poet laureate comes home to deliver the Cyril Byrne Lecture. comments 0