It's September and that means all the most exciting parts of the book season are just around the corner! Literary prizes, new fall books, and some of our favourite festivals and events. One of the highlights every year is Toronto's most unique literary destination, The Word on the Street.
On festival Sunday (September 22 this year!), crowds gather at the Harbourfront Centre for readings, panels, book and magazine sales, workshops, kids' and teens' programming, tasty food trucks, and more. And prior to the big event, The Word on the Street has additional programming, including The City Imagines Keynote, new this year and featuring a urban-themed lecture from innovative Toronto thinker Ken Greenberg (September 17). Check out the full program online at The Word on the Street website.
To celebrate the festival, we're presenting contests all this month, courtesy of The Word on the Street, where you can enter to win books by the talented guest authors from the festival. The first one is WOTS' Phoenix Prize Pack: a bundle of books about hope, endurance, and bouncing back strong from adversity.
The Word on the Street Toronto Phoenix prize pack includes one copy of each of:
- Mourning Anthology (Art Metropole) by Fan Wu
- The Seeker Ascends (Inanna Publications) by Merle Mudelman
- The Sadness of Geography: My Life as a Tamil Exile (Dundurn Press) by Logathasan Tharmathurai
- A Season Among Psychics (Inanna Publications) by Elizabeth Greene
- Peacock in the Snow (Inanna Publications) by Anubha Mehta
To enter, all you need to do is send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, full mailing address, and the subject line "WOTS Phoenix Contest".
To be eligible, entries must be received by 11:59pm on Sunday, September 8, 2019. Contest is open to Canadian residents only; one entry per person will be accepted.
One winner will be chosen at random and notified via email after the contest's closing.
The prize pack is available courtesy of The Word on the Street Toronto, Inanna Publications, Art Metropole, and Dundurn Press.
Don't miss checking out these authors in person at The Word on the Street Toronto this year!
The Word On The Street is a is a national celebration of literacy and the written word. Each September, in communities coast to coast, the public is invited to participate in hundreds of author events, presentations and workshops and to browse a marketplace that boasts the best selection of Canadian books and magazines you'll find anywhere.
The Word On The Street takes place in Toronto at the Harbourfront Centre (235 Queen Quay West) on Sunday, September 22, 2019 and features dozens of fantastic author readings, kids programming, author signings, food tents, and much more. Further festival programming through September can be found on The Word on the Street website.