Toronto, Ontario

WOTS Festival & Marketplace - Day 1

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Harbourfront Centre | 12pm - 7pm


WOTS Festival & Marketplace - Day 2

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Harbourfront Centre | 10am - 5pm

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Schedule for Sunday, September 22 2019

Since 1990, The Word On The Street has presented thousands of Canadian authors for readers of all ages and literary appetites. This year's schedule includes over 200 presenters on 14 stages.

semi-prose Podcast with Leslie Shimotakahara

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

semi-prose is the books podcast that’s half as serious and twice as smart as your other favorite books podcast. Join Max, Allie, Evan, and Kristina – four semi-professional readers – as they explore new Canadian books through their personal histories, pop culture references, and readerly curiosities before the pros – the authors themselves – join the conversation.
Because when you’re done the last page, you’ve only really read the half of it.

Red Oblivion

When sisters Jill & Celeste Lau return to Hong Kong, they find their ailing father a shadow of his old self. According to his housekeeper, a couple of mysterious photos, anonymously mailed, led to his collapse. These pictures are only the first link in a chain of events that begin to reveal the truth about their father’s past. Someone from the old days has returned to haunt him. Can Jill piece together the story of her family’s past without sacrificing her father’s love and reputation? (Dundurn)

  • Fiction

Leslie Shimotakahara

Leslie Shimotakahara holds a Ph.D. in English from Brown University. Her memoir, The Reading List, won the Canada-Japan Literary Award in 2012, and her fiction has been shortlisted for the K.M. Hunter Artist Award. Leslie lives in Toronto.