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Contest! Enter to Win Fierce Ontario Femme Reads from The Word on the Street!


Toronto's most unique literary festival, The Word on the Street, is just around the corner - if you're a book lover, you'll want to be part of the crowds gathered at the Harbourfront Centre on September 22 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). As a bonus, Open Book readers can save $10 on The City Imagines tickets with the code OPENBOOK! Check out the full program online at The Word on the Street website

This month we're been celebrating The Word on the Street with discussions and contests. Our final giveaway is one you don't want to miss: the Fierce Ontario Femmes prize pack includes a kaleidoscope of provocative fiction from the minds of five of Ontario's brightest women writers.

The Word on the Street Toronto Fierce Ontario Femmes prize pack includes one copy of each of:

To enter, all you need to do is send us a note at with your name, full mailing address, and the subject line "WOTS Fierce Ontario Femmes Contest"

To be eligible, entries must be received by 11:59pm on Thursday, September 19, 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, Arsenal Pulp Press, House of Anansi Press, Penguin Random House Canada, Second Story Press, and Simon & Schuster Canada. 

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.