Rebecca Diem: On June 11th and 12th, The Word On The Street Toronto is returning to the streets for the first time in three years. Today, Quinton and I are here at Queen’s Park.
[sounds of a city park, with distant traffic and sounds of children playing]
Rebecca Diem: Right now, we’re on the east side of the, kind of, horseshoe shape of the festival. So this is gonna be where KidStreet is. So we’re gonna have the Kids’ Activity Zone and the Kids’ Literature stage. Then some more stages… Indie Alley is gonna be here before it curves up toward the north branch—towards Bloor.
[street and park sounds fade out]
Rebecca Diem: In less than a week, this space will be filled with volunteers setting up tents, publishers and exhibitors unloading books, and authors preparing to read their work o