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!

Leah Bobet

Photo Credit: Leah Bobet

Leah Bobet is a novelist, editor, and bookseller with Bakka-Phoenix Books, Canada’s oldest science fiction bookstore. Her debut novel, Above, was short-listed for the Prix Aurora Award and the Andre Norton Award and commended by the CCBCs Best Books for Kids and Teens; her second, An Inheritance of Ashes, is an Ontario Library Association 2015 Best Bets selection and has been shortlisted for the Canadian Library Young Adult Book Award, the Aurora Award, the Cybils Awards, and the Sunburst Award.

She lives and works in Toronto, where she dabbles in urban canning, knitting, and game design.  Visit her at

Leah Bobet will be hosting the Genre Zone Stage from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM.