Just one week left to go before The Word On The Street Lethbridge next Sunday September 23rd. There’s still a few odds and ends to take care of this week but overall we are in pretty good shape bcause of some dedicated help from several Lethbridge Public Library staff and a handful of volunteers helping with advance tasks.
There’s so much I am looking forward to seeing, with literally dozens of new exhibitors, vendors and community organizations. Check out the entire list of authors and exhibitors on the Lethbridge section of The Word On The Street national website, and watch for the program guide to be posted online Monday. (fingers crossed )
Here is a sampling of the activities happening:
Webster Agent – Internationally known francophone rap /recording artist Webster performing live in the Teen Lounge
The Medieval Club – once again, dressed in period costumes with the woollen tunic under a chain mail vest club members will be doing sword fighting demonstrations and roasting meat on a traditional spit throughout the day. I think their efforts were particularly heroic considering the 35°C temperatures last year.
The Fairy Tale photo booth in the Family Centre tent. Kids can have their picture taken against the magic fairyland backdrop wearing a choice of costumes including fairy wings, dragon costume, princess or knight in shining armor.
The Drop’nBeats display featuring information on their mobile recording studio where young people from our community can write lyrics and record their own original tracks, learn to add in a back beat and musical accompaniament, and even dub in layers of harmony while recording their own custom CD’s.
Haiku Magnet Poetry Death Match – watch the U of L compete against Lethbridge College in front of the Main Stage along with 4 other teams as they strain their brains to come up with instant, but brilliant, Haiku poetry under the pressure of a ticking clock while the audience cheers for their favorites…
Crazy Cakes…. real butter icing. Need I say more?
These are just a few of the fun and interesting activities planned for WOTS 2012 Lethbridge. Come visit the 53 exhibitors and vendors who will be joining us, along with 34 amazing authors featured on one of the five performance areas known as the TD General Tent Stage, the Listen & Learn Theme Tent, Most Vocal Poets Tent, Children’s Tent and the Teen Lounge downstairs inside the Library, as we celebrate the second annual Word On The Street Lethbridge.
It’s going to be a big day…