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Come see us at WORD Vancouver 2014 :: Sunday, September 28

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Leigh Schipfel pho­to.

On a Sun­day in ear­ly fall, Vancouver’s book­worms and book lovers take over the streets around their sacred site, the Van­cou­ver Pub­lic Library. It is hap­pen­ing again; this year the cho­sen day is Sep­tem­ber 28, and New Star Books will be there.

Join us, and dozens of our peers, from major to micro, at WORD Van­cou­ver 2014, this year’s iter­a­tion of the fes­ti­val for­mer­ly known as Word on the Street. There’ll be read­ings and inter­views, begin­ning Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 23 and reach­ing a crescen­do on Sun­day after­noon, lots of books you don’t get to see every day in book­shops, and of course, some great prices on those books.

Sunday’s fes­tiv­i­ties include Poet­ry on the Bus, in which a slate of brave poets reads on a Translink bus parked in front of the Library on Homer St. At 3:15, after Billeh Nick­er­son and before Jen Cur­rin, you can hear Dona­to Manci­ni read from his forth­com­ing Loi­ter­sack.

WORD gets going at 11 a.m. and rolls up at 5 o’clock. Admis­sion is free, nat­u­ral­ly. We’re a lit­tle ner­vous about the weath­er and will come pre­pared, but orga­niz­ers over at WORD Van­cou­ver are con­fi­dent that we’re due for a pleas­ant day.