Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Word on the Street Recap

Here's a photo taken by local author, Jacqueline Pearce. As you can see, the sun was shining brightly on Sunday for our city's Word on the Street book bash. Library Square, in downtown Vancouver, was a sea of festival tents, with authors, illustrators, publishers and performers showing off their newest works.

There was a large and enthusiastic turnout of people, many of whom brought young children. Thanks to everyone who turned up to hear me speak in the Kids Tent about my new series, Who Lives Here? You were a wonderful audience! 

I remember when Word on the Street began, and it was small and had a few growing pains. Now, all evidence points to the fact that it has blossomed into a big, exciting literary event that truly celebrates books and their creators.

If you'd like to see more photos, please go here (from the Cwill BC blog — Children's Writers and Illustrators of British Columbia). It was a fantastic day and thrilling to catch up with many writing and illustrating colleagues I hadn't seen for awhile.


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