Sunday September 27, 2015

Harbourfront Centre

11am - 6pm

What's on at Queen's Park

Adult Programming

  • Bestsellers Stage

    The flagship venue at The Word On The Street, this venue features some of the biggest names in Canadian literature, all under one roof!

  • Great Books Marquee

    The place to be for the most exciting and dynamic books of the year, this venue features a variety of hot spring and fall titles including fiction, non-fiction, short stories, and poetry.

  • Learning Tent

    A venue for literacy groups to share family-oriented programming and activities.

  • New Narratives Tent

    Features programming dedicated to the promotion of avant-garde ways of telling stories that connect with niche audiences. The sessions will include panels discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops

  • Nothing But The Truth Tent

    In this venue, see the amazing range of quality, literary non-fiction being produced in Canada.

  • Wordshop Marquee

    This venue will offer a day of writing workshops covering craft and career strategy for aspiring writers featuring the esteemed faculty of The Humber School for Writers.

  • Sculpting New Reads

    This exciting new visual arts program brings together Canadian artists and authors to explore how books can inspire new ways of thinking, creating, and innovating.

  • This Is Not The Shakespeare Stage

    Featuring hourly, genre-based, interactive programming sessions which showcase the great young adult books, authors and artists Canada has to offer, this venue brings a fresh, fun, and youthful perspective to the festival.

  • Toronto Book Awards Tent

    Nominees for the Toronto Book Awards read from their nominated works.  Can you predict the winner?  Also enjoy a special programming hour featuring Diaspora Dialogues authors.

  • Toronto Star Tent

    The Toronto Star offers thought-provoking presentations from some of its most popular writers.

  • Vibrant Voices of Ontario Tent

    This venue celebrates the amazing fiction, non-fiction and poetry being produced by writers and publishers from our province.

KidStreet Programming:

  • Children's Activity Tent

    This venue will feature creative crafts and interactive presentations inspired by new children's books, plus music and a cartooning workshop too!

  • TD Children's Literature Tent

    Come and see some of Canada's most renowned children's authors and illustrators present some of the best children's books of 2014.

  • TVOKids Stage

    Favourite personalities from TVOKids take the stage for a day of fun-filled literacy-focused entertainment including music, stories, readings and interactive sessions.



  • Diaspora Dialogues Tent

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  • EYE Weekly Music Stage

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  • Great Books Marquee

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  • Money Matters Tent

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Click on a segment below to learn more.
  • 11:30 - 12:00 :: Inside the Chatelaine Kitchen

    Brought to you by Chatelaine. Chatelaine Food Editor, Claire Tansey, shares a behind the scenes look at the Chatelaine Kitchen.  From everyday meal solutions to entertaining menus, the Chatelaine Kitchen develops over 600 recipes each year.  Learn how Claire and her team find inspiration for each issue, how they create meal ideas for Chatelaine’s diverse audience, the challenges of meal planning for today’s modern family, and some of the greatest Chatelaine Kitchen hits and misses.  Plus, Claire shares cooking secrets and tips from the Chatelaine Kitchen.

  • 1:00 - 1:30 :: How To Be a Well-Dressed Man

    Brought to you by Sharp Magazine. As a man who enjoys clothes, Sharp’s editor Jeremy Freed is fortunate to spend a substantial part of his workday coming up with new ways to advise men on how to dress well. Join Jeremy for a light-hearted journey into the exciting world of men’s fashion, from formal to casual, with an emphasis on dressing for fall. 


  • 1:45 - 2:15 :: Trailblazing Your Way to a Career in Magazine Writing

    Brought to you by Canadian Geographic. For many aspiring writers, breaking into today’s highly competitive world of magazine journalism can pose unique challenges. Journalist/explorer Adam Shoalts will share entertaining first-hand accounts of adventure, and discuss how he has succeeded in capturing the attention of discerning editors across the country. Learn how to break through the query letter clutter with practical – and sometimes unorthodox – advice on how you can make your pitch truly stand out from the rest.


  • 2:30 - 3:00 :: A Parent's Survival Guide to Hallowe'en

    Brought to you by Today's Parent. Karine Ewart from Today’s Parent presents the best tricks and an array of treats to help you get through the zaniest holiday of the year. From low-budget costumes to high-tech, spooky decor, she'll show you how to have a safe, kid-friendly and most-importantly FUN Hallowe'en.


  • 4:45 - 5:15 :: Why Your City & Neighbourhoods Need Your Love (and blogs)

    Brought to you by Spacing. Spacing magazine came into existence because it's founders decided that Toronto needed to be explored and explained in much greater detail. With the rise of blogs, social media, and new technology, neighbourhoods and cities are being examined like never before. Spacing publisher Matthew Blackett discusses the good and bad of this phenomenon.    


  • 5:15 - 6:00 :: Diversity and Fashion Magazines

    Brought to you by WORN Fashion Journal. Diversity isn't just a buzz word: It's a commitment to showing equal representations across culture, subculture, gender identification, sexuality, size, race, and age. WORN Fashion Journal is committed to representing real diversity in fashion. Join the editors of WORN, Serah-Marie McMahon and Gwen Stegelmann, as they discuss with fashion journalists, teachers, and industry insiders the responsibility of fashion magazines to provide a comprehensive overview of the world outside of mainstream fashion.