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Word on the Street and My First Story Mob

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Tuesday September 24, 2013

It's not like I didn't know The Word on the Street Festival was coming. WOTS happens every September in cities across Canada, and Steve and I try to go to the Toronto installment at Queen's Park every year. I went to Winnipeg last week knowing this annual "celebration of literacy and the written word" was happening the Sunday we got back, but I still didn't bother looking at the schedule of events. My plan was to just go and wander around and see what we could see...

Author Elizabeth Wein
Luckily, checking Twitter while lingering over coffee on Sunday morning saved me from missing out on hearing Elizabeth Wein, the author of Code Name Verity, read from her new book, Rose Under Fire. She tweeted (from @EWein2412) that she'd arrived in Toronto, and I put two and two together (because I'm clever like that. Also because I went to the WOTS website to confirm my suspicion).

If you haven't read Code Name Verity, stop doing anyt…