Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 24, 2017

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

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Since 1990, The Word On The Street has proudly hosted some of the finest talent in Canadian literature. Our 27th festival is shaping up to be one of our best yet. Check out all of the authors, performers, and storytellers below!

James Bow

Photo Credit: Christine Saunders

James Bow is the author of three fantasy novels and several science books for young readers. He works as a consulting writer and editor and writes a weekly column for the Kitchener Post community newspaper. James lives with his wife, author Erin Bow, and their two children in Kitchener, Ontario. Visit him online at

Icarus Down

Three generations after the crash of the colony ship Icarus, Iapyx is barely hanging on: one of thirteen cities suspended halfway down deep chasms. The sun on the diamond lands above will kill a man in less than five minutes. The ticktock monsters in the fog forest below are a little slower — but quite a bit smarter. However, it all suits Simon Daud just fine. Simon likes the rules, and knows his place — in the shadow of his older brother, Isaac. All he wants is to earn his wings as an ornithopter pilot. But on his final test flight, something goes wrong, and Simon’s world will never be the same.

Fantasy/Sci-fi Fiction Young Adult