Word on the Street / Alberto Manguel

If you attend Word on the Street at and around Library Square this Sunday (September 30), make time in your day's agenda to chat with the library-worker members of CUPE 391, on strike for over two months now. (For more on the strike, see Arts Notes ) Speaking of intractable differences, Alberto Manguel delivers the 2007 Massey Lectures in five Canadian cities in October. Vancouver is not one, but Manguel appears here at the CBC Radio Studio One Book Club on October 15 to discuss The City of Words (House of Anansi Press, $18.95), a provocative argument for finding reconciliation through fiction. For free tickets, visit www.cbc.ca/bc/bookclub/.