Since 1989, The Word On The Street has hosted exceptional writers from across Canada. Visit our 30th festival on Sunday, September 22, 2019.
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August 15, 2019
On July 18th, we held a small gathering hosted by Bakka-Phoenix Books to announce our 2019 lineup. Local authors from all over the GTA came to celebrate this year's festival programming, including L.X. Beckett, Kelly Robson, Leslie Shimotakahara, Logathasan Tharmathurai, Sienna Tristen, and Joanne Vannicola. Amid the excited chatter about book conventions and…View Post
July 29, 2019
This month’s pick is Little Fish by Casey Plett – since its publication in Spring 2018, it has gone on to win the Amazon First Novel Award, a Lambda Literary Award, and has been nominated for the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award and the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Writers. Casey Plett is the author…View Post
July 18, 2019
It’s a festival 30 years in the making—The Word On The Street Toronto has championed literacy and excellent Canadian writing since 1989, delighting audiences of all ages with author readings and featured programming alongside Canada’s largest open-air book fair. This September, the festival will return to Harbourfront Centre for a birthday party like no other,…View Post