Looks like the arrangements are now in place for me to fly to Toronto and back on Sunday, September 23, for the Word on the Street festivities at Queen’s Park! I will arrive at 1 and will be at the Penguin Pavilion briefly at 1:30 to meet up with my agents, Chris Bucci and Anne McDermid. (Apparently I can’t sign books there, unfortunately, because my books are being carried by the U of T bookseller on the site as part of the festival, but I can sign them at the WOTS tent a little later on).
I’ll be spending an hour or two with Chris and Anne until I have to go to the Giller Bestsellers Stage for my interview with Michael Enright at 3:30 to get fitted up with microphones etc. (Here’s the schedule for that stage!)
The interview itself will take place sometime at 4 PM (I’m up first!). I’m not sure yet whether I’ll be done after my segment, or whether I’ll be on a final panel as well. (The interview will be taped but CBC isn’t sure if it will air on Sunday Edition or just be put up online: much depends on the sound quality with a live audience.)
After that, I may be heading over to the WOTS tent to sign books.
I have to fly out at 7:30 PM so it’s going to be a little rushed, but if you’re in Toronto, be sure to stop by! 200,000 book lovers were at the festival last year and there will be lots going on. And did I mention it’s free?