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!

Wesley King

Wesley King is the author of several previous books, including The Forest of Reading’s 2013 Red Maple award winner, The Vindico. He was also nominated for The Forest of Reading’s 2016 Silver Birch award for his first middle grade novel, The Incredible Space Raiders from Space! Wesley does many school visits and is beloved by students, teachers, and librarians for his fun, informative, and interactive presentations. He lives with his wife in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


OCDaniel is the story of a thirteen-year-old boy who is struggling with OCD. Daniel spends most of his time hoping no one notices his strange habits, such as flipping a light switch on and off dozens of times over. Author Wesley King, who hid his OCD until his late twenties, has crafted a smart, complex and relatable character who greatly mirrors himself at that age. The heart of this story is in feeling different and finding those who understand.

Fiction Middle Grade