The Word On The Street Toronto Festival 2019 and Book Giveaway

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The Word On The Street Festival Exhibitor Marketplace, photo credit Frank Wood
The Word On The Street Festival Exhibitor Marketplace, photo credit Frank Wood

The Word On The Street Toronto Festival returns to Harbourfront Centre in Toronto on September 21-22, 2019. This Toronto book and magazine festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary. It’s a great opportunity to discover new Canadian authors and books. To join in the celebrations, we are giving away two new releases for fall 2019: Watching You Without Me by Lynn Coady and A Delhi Obsession by M.G. Vassanji…see giveaway details below.

The literary festival is jam-packed with activities for adults and children. You’ll be able to listen to award-winning authors discuss their books, learn about new books from publishers across Canada, and listen to great music. There are lots of activities for the kids too!

The Word On The Street Festival Exhibitor Marketplace, photo credit Frank Wood
The Word On The Street Festival Exhibitor Marketplace, photo credit Frank Wood

Great Books Marquee

Drop by the Great Books Marquee to hear about exciting books of 2019. You’ll hear from authors discussing a variety of fiction, non-fiction, short stories, and poetry. Some of the authors discussing their books at the Great Books Marquee include:

12 p.m. – André Alexis – Days by Moonlight
1:45 p.m. – Adam Foulds – Dream Sequence
1:45 p.m. – Lynn Coady – Watching You Without Me
2:45 p.m. – Amy Jones – Every Little Piece of Me
3:30 p.m. – Ann Hui – Chop Suey Nation

Amazon.ca Bestsellers

The Amazon.ca Bestsellers stage will feature some of your favourite Canadian authors discussing their latest books:

12 p.m. – Cory Doctorow will discuss his latest book, Radicalized, with Vish Khanna.
12:45 p.m. – Nathan Ripley discusses his book, Your Life Is Mine; Andrew Pyper discusses The Homecoming; and Nicole Lundrigan discusses Hideaway. Moderated by Vish Khanna.
1:45 p.m. – Cherie Dimaline will discuss her book, Empire of Wild.
4:30 p.m. – M.G. Vassanji will discuss his new novel, A Delhi Obsession.

Exhibitor Marketplace

One of the not-to-be-missed segments of The Word On The Street Toronto Festival is its Exhibitor Marketplace where you get to explore a diverse range of books on the Canadian literary scene. You’ll get a chance to talk to over 200 publishers and booksellers and discover and purchase books at the largest book marketplace in Canada.

Concert Stage

Harbourfront Centre’s Concert Stage will feature exciting performances and discussions for children and adults alike:

  • 11 a.m. – Sharon and Bram present Skinnamarink
  • 12:15 p.m. – From Where I Stand will feature Steve Paikin in conversation with Jody Wilson-Raybould.

TD KidStreet

TD KidStreet is devoted to fun activities for kids. They’ll get to participate in face painting and science experiments, as well as programming featuring bestselling children’s authors and illustrators at the TD Children’s Literature Tent.

Enter Our Giveaway To Win Copies of Watching You Without Me and A Delhi Obsession

One lucky reader will win a copy of Watching You Without Me by Lynn Coady and A Delhi Obsession by M.G. Vassangi. Giveaway ends September 16, 2019. Canada only. 19+.

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This contest appears on Contest Canada

28 COMMENTS

  1. I recently read Sula by Toni Morrison, The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki, and Heat Wave by Maureen Jennings. A little bit of everything!

  2. I had no time for reading over the summer as I babysat my 2 young grandkids, 5 and 7. They are just back to school and I have free time to get back into reading some good books. Thanks!

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