Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 25, 2016

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

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Our full Festival Schedule is available! Take a look at all the amazing events happening this year.

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Take an Author Cruise

Author Cruises is back for another year an Harbourfront! Get TIX early to secure your spot.

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Discover Canada’s Best Authors

Since 1990, The Word On The Street has proudly hosted the finest talent in Canadian literature. Below, check out the lineup of authors and artists who will appear at our 27th festival on Sunday, September 25, 2016.

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Our Most Anticipated Events at IFOA

October 21, 2016

The only thing better than getting the chance to relax now that our festival is over, is knowing that IFOA has started! Everyone knows that September and October are the best months for literary events in Canada, so we can’t wait to get to everything we can. To save you time, we’ve put together a list…

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Interview with IFOA Organizers

October 20, 2016

To celebrate the start of IFOA this year, we sat down with the organizers to tell us just a little about what to expect, what's new, and how to get the most out of this year's festival.   WOTS: What are some event highlights for this year?   IFOA: It'll be a challenge to keep…

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Photo Cr. Kent Robinson.

Booktrailing the Canadian Identity

September 21, 2016

Guest post by The Booktrail The Word On The Street is 27 years old this year. That means for 27 years, they’ve been sharing and revelling in the wonder of books. I have a great deal to thank for this festival. Not only is it one of the best and most varied I’ve ever been…

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