Toronto, Ontario

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Harbourfront Centre | 10am - 5pm


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For the past 28 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming. See the lineup of incredible Canadian literary talent that will appear at our 29th festival on September 23rd, 2018.  

Observational Poetry

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Programming Update: Priscila Uppal passed away on September 5th, 2018. You can read more about her work on the WOTS Blog. For The Word On The Street, her work will be read by longtime friend and collaborator Meaghan Strimas.

The Art of Dying

Sarah Tolmie’s second collection of poems is a how-to book on the practices of dying. Confronting the fear of death head-on, and describing the rituals that mitigate it, the poems in The Art of Dying take a satirical look at the ways we explain, enshrine, and, above all, evade death in contemporary culture.

  • Poetry | Poésie

Sarah Tolmie

Sarah Tolmie is a poet and speculative fiction writer. Among her publications are two poetry collections with MQUP, The Art of Dying and Trio, which was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award. She teaches British literature at the University of Waterloo, having trained as a medievalist at Toronto and Cambridge.

Listen Before Transmit

The poetry in Listen Before Transmit travels across the cosmos and the spaces we live in and helps us to navigate the more intimate distances between one another.

  • Poetry | Poésie

Dani Couture

Dani Couture is the author of three collections of poetry and the novel Algoma. Her work has been nominated for the Trillium Award for Poetry and has won the ReLit Award for Poetry.