Toronto, Ontario


Saturday, September 21, 2019

Harbourfront Centre | 12pm - 8pm


WOTS Festival & Marketplace

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Harbourfront Centre | 10am - 5pm

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Since 1989, The Word On The Street has proudly hosted some of the finest talent in Canadian literature. Our 30th anniversary festival will be our best yet! Stay tuned for announcements on our featured authors, performers, and storytellers.

Elizabeth Greene

Elizabeth Greene has published three collections of poetry and a novel, A Season Among Psychics (Inanna, 2018). She edited and contributed to We Who Can Fly: Poems, Essays and Memories in Honour of Adele Wiseman (Cormorant, 1998). Her selection of Adele Wiseman’s poetry, The Dowager Empress, will appear from Inanna this fall. She lives in Kingston.

Season of Psychics

Judith feels, at fifty, that her life is irremediably stalled. She is not doing well at work, her son, seems certain to fail ninth-grade English, her love for the elusive Brian is unrequited. When Judith meets Rosetta Kempffer at a psychic fair, she doesn’t imagine that anything could change a life that seems so hopelessly stuck. Rosetta suggests that Judith take a course from her in psychic healing, and although Judith is skeptical, she signs up. Judith learns techniques of healing, the truth of “things not seen with the bodily vision” and the profound connection between teaching and healing. (Inanna)