Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Harbourfront Centre | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Since 1990, The Word On The Street has proudly hosted some of the finest talent in Canadian literature. Our 28th festival was one of our best yet. Check out all of the authors, performers, and storytellers below!

Terri Favro

Photo Credit: Ayelet Tsabari

Growing up in the Niagara region during the Cold War, Terri Favro was told, “If they drop the bomb, we’ll be the first to go.” Today she is a CBC Literary Prize finalist; author of the award-winning novella, The Proxy Bride; and co-creator of the Bella comic book series. Terri lives in Toronto, Ontario, and blogs at

Sputnik's Children

Debbie Biondi is the creator of the Cold War era–inspired superhero series Sputnik Chick: Girl With No Past. With her comics’ popularity waning, Debbie decides to finally reveal the series’ origin. Sputnik Chick is based on Debbie’s own life in an alternate timeline. Or so she believes . . . Present-day Debbie is addicted to lorazepam and martinis, making her an unreliable narrator, at best. A time-bending novel, Sputnik’s Children explores what it was like to come of age in the Atomic Age.

Fantasy/Sci-fi | Fantastique/Science-fiction