Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Harbourfront Centre | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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The Word On The Street Toronto Festival

Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 11am - 6pm

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Celebrate Reading at our New Harbourfront Centre Location!

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 plenty to see and do at Canada’s largest FREE book and magazine festival!

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Since 1990, The Word On The Street has proudly hosted the finest talent in Canadian literature. Our 26th festival is shaping up to be another great one. Check out the authors and artists appearing this year!

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2015 Governor General's Literary Awards Finalists Announced

October 8, 2015

The shortlisted authors for the Governor General's Literary Awards were announced yesterday by the Canada Council for the Arts. Each year, the Council awards prizes to authors in 7 English Language categories (Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Drama, French-to-English translation, Children's Text, and Children's Illustration) with each winner receiving $25,000. The winners will be revealed on October…

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Celebrate International Week of the Deaf at The Word On The Street

September 21, 2015

With International Week of the Deaf taking place from September 21st to 27th, The Word On The Street is pleased to announce the expansion of American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation at Toronto’s annual book and magazine festival. On Sunday, September 27th, at Harbourfront Centre, visitors can attend nine ASL-interpreted readings, activities, and discussions on six…

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Toronto Book Awards: Station Eleven

September 18, 2015

Please join us in welcoming back, for the final time in this series, our 2015 Toronto Book Awards blogger, Kim MacMullen! Kim has been reading and reviewing the finalists for this year’s Toronto Book Awards, which will be awarded on October 15, 2015. Make sure to check out all of her stellar past reviews on our…

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