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!
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
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.
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.
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 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
I just finished reading Educated by Tara Westover
I just finished reading Educated by Tara Westover. Very good
I have not read anything in awhile ….can’t even remember which book it would have been.
I have just started both Letters to the Lost and The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Those both sound like interesting reads! Cheers, Lori
haven’t read anything lately
tough summer – not reading at the moment. a new book would be welcome. thanks
Hopefully you can return to reading in the fall! Cheers, Lori
I am in the middle of re-reading The Shining.
Have never read that one, but I do enjoy Stephen King! Cheers, Lori
I am reading Beautiful Mystery by Louise penny and I love it.
I haven’t read any Louise Penny books yet, but I am planning to very soon! Cheers, Lori
I’ve just started reading Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey
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!
That’s an interesting collection of books. I love Murdoch Mysteries so I might enjoy Heat Wave! Of course, anything by Toni Morrison is probably good. Cheers, Lori
The Third Juror by James Patterson.
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!
Oh, that’s great they are back in school and you can enjoy your reading time again! Cheers, Lori
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I am rereading the instructions for your contest.
Reading Blink of an Eye by Ted Dekker.
I just finished reading The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter
I just finished reading Nine Perfect Strangers.
I loved Big Little Lies! Cheers, Lori
The Power of Now
I read that and loved it! Cheers, Lori
I’m currently ready The Blacksmith Queen by G.A. Aiken.
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