The Word On The Street 2020 Virtual Festival

The Word On The Street, Toronto’s annual festival celebrating storytelling, ideas, and imagination, is pleased to present our first ever virtual festival, WOTS2020!

Join us on September 26-27 for three simultaneous livestreams featuring readings and author discussions, including two days of events for kids and teens. Explore books and magazines by amazing Canadian and Indigenous authors at our multi-day virtual marketplace. And connect with readers, and Toronto’s book community, in our interactive online space.

Register to attend on eventbrite or visit our festival website for our festival schedule and other details. Free or $15 donation.

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Celebrating the Trillium Book Award for Poetry

A celebration of the 2020 English language Trillium Book Award for Poetry featuring finalists Doyali Islam (Heft) and Matthew Walsh (These Are Not the Potatoes of My Youth), and a pre-recorded reading by winner Roxanna Bennett (Unmeaningable). Hosted by Chuqiao Yang and David Alexander. Sep 16 at 7 pm. $15 or pwyc. Register on eventbrite.ca.

From September 10-27, Words Across Canada presents Canadian and Indigenous authors from across the country. This Words Across Canada event is presented by The Word On The Street Toronto in partnership with VerseFest with support from Ontario Creates.

Visit Another Story Bookshop to shop for Words Across Canada series books including Heft, These Are Not the Potatoes of My Youth, and Unmeaningable.

Words Across Canada: Decolonizing Chilren’s Literature

The Word On The Street Toronto presents an author talk.

Children’s authors Jenny Kay Dupuis (I Am Not a Number), Christy Jordan-Fenton (Fatty Legs), and Rebecca Thomas (I’m Finding My Talk) discuss writing that confronts colonial oppression and empowers young readers to imagine better futures. Sep 15 at 8 pm. $15 or pwyc. Register at eventbrite.ca.

From September 10-27, Words Across Canada presents Canadian and Indigenous authors from across the country. This Words Across Canada event is presented by The Word On The Street Toronto in partnership with Wild Words North and The Word On The Street Halifax. Visit Another Story Bookshop to shop for Words Across Canada series books including I Am Not a Number, Fatty Legs, and I’m Finding My Talk.