Participate in hundreds of author readings, discussions, and activities, and shop in a marketplace that boasts the best selection of Canadian books and magazines you’ll find anywhere. There’s always plenty to see and do at Canada’s largest FREE book and magazine festival!
Since 1990, The Word On The Street has proudly hosted the finest talent in Canadian literature. Our 26th festival was another great one. Thanks so much for coming out to enjoy it. Below, check out the authors and artists who appeared on September 27!
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November 19, 2015
This year, we had the pleasure of featuring the extraordinary talent of Inspire Teen Reads on our new stage, the Youth Launchpad. Inspire Teen Reads is an initiative and annual event that aims to rekindle and foster the love of reading among teens. At The Word On The Street, young writers from across the GTA were given…View Post
November 4, 2015
Last night, the Writers’ Trust of Canada gave out a total of $139,000 to the award winners and finalists at this year's Writers’ Trust Award ceremony, held at CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio. André Alexis was awarded the $25,000 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize for his philosophical novel Fifteen Dogs (Coach House Books). Alexis, a finalist…View Post
October 28, 2015
Three authors who appeared at this year's The Word On The Street festival have won Governor General's Literary Awards: Rhonda Mullins has won in the French to English Translation category with Twenty-One Cardinals by Jocelyne Saucier; JonArno Lawson and Sydney Smith have both won for their beautiful illustrated book Sidewalk Flowers. Congratulations to all of them, and the…View Post