Word on the Street’s best

Four expert recommendations for the yearly literary festival.

JULIE FLETT VIA thewordonthestreet.ca

Word on the Street Halifax Book & Magazine Festival
Saturday, September 14 10am-4pm
Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road

Cashmere sweaters and Word on the Street—two things that will warm me up during this already crisp September. The one-day festival has an impressive lineup of authors will attract upwards of 10,000 attendees. Here's a list of must-see events:

What's for Dinner? 11-11:45am, Creative Lab

You should attend if: You have watched every episode of Chef's Table—even the French one.

Authors: Laura-Jane Koers (Cook Lively!), Simon Thibault (Pantry and Palate) and Krista McLellan (World Food for Student Cooks).

Canada Book Fund Presents: Stories of Change 11-11:45am, Lindsay Room

You should attend if: You listen to The Moth.

Authors: Bridget Canning (The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes), Lesley Choyce (The Unlikely Redemption of Alexander MacNeil) and Glenn Deir (The Money Shot).

An Afternoon of Poetry 2:30-3:50pm, RBC Room

You should attend if: Tyra's college application in Friday Night Lights gave you goosebumps.

Poets: Kathy Mac (Human Misunderstandings), Phillip Crymble (Not Even Laughter), Budge Wilson (After Swissair) and Anas Atakora (En attendant le poeme)

Canada Book Fund Presents: Home and Family in Fiction 2-2:30pm, Lindsay Room

You should attend if: You can differentiate between the works of Nancy Meyers and Nora Ephron.

Authors: Lesley Crewe (Mary Mary) and Carol Bruneau (A Bird on Every Tree).

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