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The Word On The Street Toronto

  • 235 Queens Quay West Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8 Canada (map)

Harbourfront Centre

It’s a festival 30 years in the making—The Word On The Street Toronto has championed literacy and excellent Canadian writing since 1989, delighting audiences of all ages with author readings and featured programming alongside Canada’s largest open-air book fair.

This September we're throwing a #WOTS30 birthday party like no other, celebrating the past and future of Canadian literature with an exciting lineup of debut authors alongside perennial favourites.

The 2019 festival will kick off September 17 with a special inaugural keynote address: THE CITY IMAGINES, delivered by TORONTO REBORN author KEN GREENBERG, followed by a panel discussion on urbanism and the arts.

The Word On The Street Toronto also continues to expand and diversify its lineup with the return of WOTS Plus, a full day of additional programming on Saturday, September 21 presented in partnership with the TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY and DIASPORA DIALOGUES.

This annual, FREE event has grown to include more than 140 readings, panels, workshops, and other entertainment—it is truly a celebration of the written word.

Everyone loves a good story. Thanks for being part of ours.

Earlier Event: September 17
Poetry & Spoken Word
Later Event: September 18
The Ren Rev poetry workshop