Toronto, Ontario


Saturday, September 21, 2019

Harbourfront Centre | 12pm - 8pm


WOTS Festival & Marketplace

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Harbourfront Centre | 10am - 5pm

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#WOTSAuthorChat with Dorothy Ellen Palmer

December 4, 2019

This past Sunday we ran our Book of the Month author chat on twitter with the indomitable Dorothy Ellen Palmer on her new memoir Falling For Myself out now with Wolsak & Wynne. She ensured the forum was open to readers at home, requesting we start the chat with "The major themes in Dorothy's book…

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#WOTSAuthorChat with Joanne Vannicola

October 31, 2019

The following is a transcript of a twitter thread with @joannevannicola discussing the crafting of and reactions to their memoir All We Knew But Couldn't Say, edited for maximum blog-readability. If you would like to interact with the thread on Twitter, click here: Jo Vannicola Author Chat WOTS: Thanks for taking the time to chat…

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What's Your Sign? WOTStrology Part 6: Discovery

September 18, 2019

With over 200 authors delivering readings and having conversations, alongside a marketplace of more than 150 publishers and booksellers, The Word On The Street 2019 has so much to offer it’s nearly overwhelming. Having a hard time planning your day? Fear not! We’re laying out six bundles of must-sees according to your interests in our…

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