This is great news, considering the fate of the free festival was uncertain, but Word on the Street will be back outside this year, September 26 at Victoria Park, 11am-5pm. The event, which was indoors for the past 10 years, will be under a tent, with plans to move inside (location unknown) if weather doesn't cooperate. While the Cunard Centre was certainly big enough to hold the event, it lacked the charm of an outdoor venue, plus the foot traffic. Perhaps with the new Central Library, WOTS will eventually move further down Spring Garden for future years.
In addition to the panels, readings, publisher sales and pitching session, there will be a section dedicated to digital tools like e-readers and audio books.