Toronto, Ontario

WOTS Festival Marketplace

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Harbourfront Centre | 10am - 5pm


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Saturday, September 21, 2019

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For the past 28 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming. See the lineup of incredible Canadian literary talent that will appear at our 29th festival on September 23rd, 2018.  

Get Surreal

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

The best adventures are always unexpected. These unexpected stories by SK Dyment and Rabindranath Maharaj explore our reliance on artificial intelligence and corporate greed through the strange and surreal.


A former comic book writer awakens in a strange institution called the Compound with no memory. As he searches for clues to his past, he learns of Adjacentland, the only place where imagination still exists.

  • Fiction

Rabindranath Maharaj

Rabindranath Maharaj is the author of three short story collections and five novels, including The Amazing Absorbing Boy, which won the 2010 Trillium Book Award and the 2011 Toronto Book Award, and was voted a CBC Canada Reads Top 10 for Ontario.

Steel Animals

Hilarity and queer magic realism ensue when Jackie, a loner with a secret bank-robbing persona, meets Vespa: sexy, sculpture-welding artist and vintage motorbike collector. Unexpectedly, missteps and mystery swing the romance into the dangerous orbit of a corrupt construction mogul.

  • Fiction

SK Dyment

SK Dyment is a writer and visual artist. They like to perform poetry, short prose, and stand-up work, and they have written several plays. Their illustrations were recently published in Ursula Pflug’s Motion Sickness. Steel Animals is their debut novel.