WOTS Bookstore Signings
Meet featured Word On The Street authors at local book stores. #ShowLoveTO
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Featured Upcoming Events

22sep7:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedCelebrating the 2021 Toronto Book AwardsCatherine Hernandez, Catherine Graham, Faye Guenther, Justin Ling, Kim Echlin, Rinaldo Walcott7:00 pm – 9:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

23sep12:00 pm3:00 pmFeaturedAuthor Signings @ Queen BooksFarzana Doctor, Hana Shafi12:00 pm – 3:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

23sep8:00 pm8:45 pmFeaturedRed X: A Conversation with David DemchukIn conversation with Naben Ruthnum8:00 pm – 8:45 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

24sep12:00 pm5:30 pmFeaturedAuthor Signings @ Page & Panel: The TCAF ShopBrian McLachlan, Sami Alwani, Selena Goulding, Shira Spector12:00 pm – 5:30 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

24sep5:00 pm5:45 pmFeaturedA Dream of a Woman: A Conversation with Casey PlettIn conversation with Grace Kehler5:00 pm – 5:45 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

24sep8:00 pm8:45 pmFeaturedThe Rebellious Tide: A Conversation with Eddy Boudel TanModerator: C.E. Gatchalian8:00 pm – 8:45 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

25sep10:00 am11:00 amFeaturedWorkshop: Plotline Play-By-Play (Gr. 4-8)Presented by Ripple Foundation10:00 am – 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

25sep7:00 pm7:45 pmFeaturedReturn of the Trickster: A Conversation with Eden RobinsonModerator: Lisa Bird-Wilson7:00 pm – 7:45 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

25sep8:00 pm8:45 pmFeaturedRing: A Conversation with André AlexisIn conversation with José Teodoro8:00 pm – 8:45 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

About WOTS Toronto

The Word On The Street is a national celebration of literacy and Canadian writing. Each September, we host hundreds of author readings for visitors of all ages and a vibrant marketplace featuring the best selection of books and magazines in Canada. Join us (for free!) as we share vital stories about where we live.

Support WOTS Toronto

The Word On The Street champions reading and writing in Canada all year long. Since 1990, we’ve brought hundreds of thousands of book lovers together in celebration of Canadian and Indigenous writers at our annual festival. And we have exciting plans to do more to champion storytelling, ideas, and imagination. But we can’t do it without your support.