Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 25, 2016

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

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Youth Spoken Word Showcase

Teens age 12 - 19 are invited to submit spoken word poetry to perform on September 25!

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Exhibit at the Festival

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Celebrate Reading at the 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 always plenty to see and do at Canada’s largest FREE book and magazine festival!

Discover Canada’s Best Authors

Since 1990, The Word On The Street has proudly hosted the finest talent in Canadian literature. Our 26th festival was another great one. Thanks so much for coming out to enjoy it. Below, check out the authors and artists who appeared on September 27!

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#DiverseCanLit: Community and Inspiration at the FOLD

May 18, 2016

In lead up to our festival on September 25, 2016 at the Harbourfront Centre, we have so many things to do that for most of the summer we can't go to all the amazing festivals and events that we want to. But don't worry! To make sure we stay on top of everything, we've enlisted a…

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Say hello to our new Event Coordinator, Katie!

May 10, 2016

We can hardly believe it, but we have another fresh face in the office: Katie Sellers, our new Event Coordinator! Excited as ever to have a family twice as big as it was just last month, we'd like you to join us in welcoming this friendly personality to the team.   As we did last…

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Welcome to the Team, Loribeth!

May 6, 2016

It is with great pleasure to announce the inclusion of a new member to The Word On The Street family, Loribeth Gregg! Loribeth is our new Programming Assistant and will be with us for a few months to help keep all the best parts of the festival running smoothly.   We took some time to talk…

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