Toronto, Ontario

WOTS Festival Marketplace

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Harbourfront Centre | 10am - 5pm


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Saturday, September 21, 2019

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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.  

Up From Freedom

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Up From Freedom

For readers of Colson Whitehead, James McBride, Yaa Gyasi and Lawrence Hill, Up From Freedom is a powerful and emotional novel about the dangers that arise when we stay silent in the face of prejudice or are complicit in its development.

  • Fiction

Wayne Grady

Wayne Grady is an award-winning writer and translator. His first novel, Emancipation Day, won the First Novel Award and was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. His second novel, Up from Freedom, has just been published.