Toronto, Ontario

WOTS Festival Marketplace

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Harbourfront Centre | 10am - 5pm


WOTS+ Festival Events

Saturday, September 21, 2019

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Since 1989, The Word On The Street has hosted exceptional writers from across Canada. Visit our 30th festival on Sunday, September 22, 2019.

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The Word On The Street Toronto's 2019 Lineup is Here!

July 18, 2019

It’s a festival 30 years in the making—The Word On The Street Toronto has championed literacy and excellent Canadian writing since 1989, delighting audiences of all ages with author readings and featured programming alongside Canada’s largest open-air book fair. This September, the festival will return to Harbourfront Centre for a birthday party like no other,…

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Formative CanLit: Books That Shaped Our Views on Being Canadian

June 28, 2019

What better way to spend Canada Day weekend than to catch up on your reading?  In honour of the occasion, three members of The Word on The Street’s staff revealed what CanLit books shaped their perspectives on Turtle Island, and on what it means to be Canadian.   1. Days by Moonlight - Andre Alexis…

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#WOTSauthorchat with Tasha Spillett & Natasha Donovan

June 25, 2019

The following is a transcript of a twitter chat with the authors on June 21st, 2019 edited for maximum blog readability. To interact with this conversation on twitter, click here. We had the chance to chat with author Tasha Spillett and illustrator Natasha Donovan on their new graphic novel Surviving The City, which follows two…

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