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!

Mahtab Narsimhan

Mahtab Narsimhan is an acclaimed author of four middle-grade titles. Her debut, The Third Eye, won the Silver Birch Fiction Award, and her most recent novel, The Tiffin, was shortlisted for the CLA Children’s Book of the Year Award, as well as the Red Maple, the MYRCA and Snow Willow awards. Mahtab lives in Toronto, Ontario. Visit her at

Mission Mumbai

When aspiring photographer Dylan Moore is invited to join his best friend, Rohit Lal, on a family trip to India, he jumps at the chance. But each boy comes to the trip with a problem: Rohit is desperate to convince his parents not to leave him behind in Mumbai to finish school, and Dylan is desperate to stay in India to prove himself as a photographer and to avoid his parents’ constant fighting. Keeping their struggles to themselves threatens to tear the boys apart. But when disaster strikes, Dylan and Rohit realize they have to set aside their differences to navigate India safely, confront their family issues, and salvage their friendship.

Humour Middle Grade