I want to thank everyone who came out to our “Get Cultur’d” event and to Word on the Street Toronto! I met a lot of readers who are passionate about Canadian authors and publishing, and I hope that they all know a little more about Tightrope Books.
Highlights of “Get Cultur’d” were the amazing volunteers who bravely read with our authors, despite casting impossibilities, and our prize giveaways! One man played the role of a young, lesbian punk from Heather Wood’s Fortune Cookie, and the two interns played a cougar and her cub from Myna Wallin’s Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar (all in good fun). Our prizes spanned the gamut of literature, clothing and accessories apparel, vino, and bedroom toys. Thank you to Nathaniel G. Moore, David Clink, Heather Wood, Myna Wallin, Jim Nason, Sandra Kasturi, and our audience members for a great performance and the lively discussion!
While “Get Cultur’d” was fun, WOTS was even more fun. There was so many literary groups that came to the festival, and so many activities to participate in, but we were hunkered down at our booth (shared with ChiZine Publications). The atmosphere of cultural support and deal-making that pervaded the air was intoxicating, I think on both ends of the table.
There are pictures and videos to come, so keep checking for some amazing laughs.