September 27, 2022
The Joy of Literary Festivals – And Dreams Coming True
It’s hard to believe we’ve come to the end of September and that the time I have been privileged to spend with you on this Open Book platform is almost over. Looking back at what I have shared with ...
June 08, 2022
"I Recall, Reimagine, Contemplate" The Word on the Street Guest Authors Andrew Faulkner, Michael Fraser, D.A. Lockhart, & Shani Mootoo
The Word on the Street is a literary festival that features over 150 writers and speakers participating in readings, interviews, panels, workshops, book signings, and more. With children's programming, ...
June 06, 2022
"Where It Belongs" The Word on the Street's Rebecca Diem on Community, Homecoming, and What You Can't Miss This Year
An event long treasured by book lovers, publishing professionals, families, and aspiring and emerging writers, The Word on the Street is the anchor event of the Toronto literary calendar, and this year ...
May 30, 2022
Enter to Win an Epic 10 Book Prize Pack from The Word on the Street
On June 11 and 12, The Word on the Street will return to Queen's Park, a former cite of the beloved book festival. Two full days of readings, panels, workshops, book and magazine sales, literary gift ...
September 13, 2021
Word on the Street Guest Authors Ralph Benmergui, Emily Brewes, & Hollay Ghadery on Ontario as Inspiration, Virtual Events & More
The Word on the Street is just around the corner, starting this Thursday, September 16 and wrapping up September 26. In pre-pandemic times, the Word on the Street was a sprawling and beloved outdoor literary ...
September 08, 2021
The Word on the Street's Sienna Tristen & Yeli Cruz on the Inclusivity & Excitement of a 10-Day Virtual Festival
2021 will mark the second time Toronto literary festival The Word on the Street takes their stellar line up of author talks, readings, panels, and workshops online, with a line up that includes folks ...
April 13, 2021
"I Had Internalized the Belief That the Stories I Could Tell Had No Audience" FOLD Guest Authors on Progress & Process
If you haven't already marked May 1-15 on your calendar, now's the time. The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD), the brainchild of author Jael Richardson, is now in its sixth year and returns again ...
September 21, 2020
Contest: Expand Your Mind & Your Bookshelf with an Ideas & Imagination Prize Pack from WOTS
Some books leap out of the crowd as totally new, fresh, brave, and timely. Whether fiction, poetry, or nonfiction, there are countless writers in Canada tackling big ideas with imagination and innovation. ...
September 18, 2020
The Word on the Street: Authors Lamees Al Ethari, Karoline Georges, & Michelle Parise on Going Virtual for WOTS
An annual highlight of Toronto literary calendar, The Word on the Street brings together authors and book lovers for reading, discussions, workshops, and a massive literary marketplace. This year, of ...
September 16, 2020
Contest: Travel through CanLit with a Words Across Canada Prize Pack from The Word on the Street
Travel is complicated right now, but there's a way to endlessly explore without ever leaving home - dive into a great book! We want to help you "travel" the country with four spectacular novels. Enter ...