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Webcom proudly sponsors The Word On The Street Festival 2012

Posted on September 13, 2012 in Events

 

TORONTO, ON, September 13, 2012 – Webcom is proud to be a sponsor of the 23rd annual The Word On The Street festival that celebrates literacy and the written word by bringing together communities for author events, presentations, and workshops, as well as a marketplace for browsing the best selection of books and magazines.

As the official print sponsor, Webcom continues to support the The Word On The Street environmental mandate by partnering with Cascades Fine Paper Group and Cascades Recovery Inc. in the production of the Festival Program and KidStreet Festival Guide. The diversion of paper waste from the festival – via onsite collection of programs for recycling – will form a “closed loop” system that strives towards zero waste by feeding back into the production of the eco-friendly Legacy paper line at Webcom.

With the success of last year’s online program, Webcom is excited to bring back the e-version of the program and guide with WEBview – endorsing literacy in the community using both print and online platforms. An interactive map makes planning for the day simple with stages and event tents linked to their respective schedules. The Word On The Street stands as the largest book and magazine festival in Canada and WEBview is a great tool for reaching broader audiences. Get a first look at the e-version of the day’s events and activities at www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/toronto.

Webcom also participates in the festival’s Friend an Author program by sponsoring four authors who will be presenting readings and meeting fans. Webcom’s “friends” this year are:

  • David Suzuki – Everything Under the Sun (Greystone Books in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation)
  • Lesley Livingston – Starling (HarperCollins Canada)
  • Richard Scrimger – Ink Me (Orca Book Publishers)
  • Peter Robinson – Hope and Heartbreak in Toronto: Life as a Maple Leafs Fan (Dundurn Press)

Signed copies of their books will be given away by Webcom through a Twitter contest the day of the festival.
Follow us on twitter @WebcomBooks for a chance to win.