In Conversation with the 2023 Toronto Book Awards Finalists

27sep7:00 pm9:00 pmIn Conversation with the 2023 Toronto Book Awards Finalists

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Speakers for this event

  • Sienna Tristen

    Sienna Tristen


    Sienna Tristen (they/them) is an author, poet, and literary organizer living in Treaty 3 territory who explores queer platonic partnership, the nonhuman world, and mythmaking in their work. The first installment of their award-winning fantasy duology The Heretic’s Guide to Homecoming came out from indie arts collective The Shale Project in 2018; the sequel released in October 2022. You can find their poetry in Augur Magazine and Plenitude, and their chapbook hortus animarum: a new herbal for the queer heart is out with Frog Hollow Press.



Event Details

In partnership with the City of Toronto and the Toronto Public Library, The Word On The Street is proud to present a conversation with the finalists for the 2023 Toronto Book Awards. This event will be moderated by Word On The Street programming manager Sienna Tristen. Booksignings to follow. The official bookseller this event is A Different Booklist.

Established by Toronto City Council in 1974, the awards honour books of literary merit that are inspired by Toronto. Finalists will be announced in early September.

View the 2023 Toronto Book Awards Longlist


In partnership with the City of Toronto

In Partnership with the Toronto Public Library


(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Toronto Reference Library Atrium

789 Yonge St