Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 25, 2016

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

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Take a look at our #wotsTO16 Festival Photo Gallery!

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Sculpting New Reads

See the spectacular installations from this year's Sculpting New Reads program.

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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 appeared at our 27th festival on Sunday, September 25, 2016.

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A Look at Sculpting New Reads 2016

October 24, 2016

Sculpting New Reads, The Word On The Street’s annual contemporary art exhibition, calls upon visual artists to bring to life the art of storytelling.  For our third edition, we challenged four local artists to create new sculptures inspired by four Canadian new releases.  Featured books included: Olive Senior's Pain Tree, a stunning collection of short…

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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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