Out and About with the Quill: Word on the Street Toronto 2019

It’s every reader’s dream—an event at which readers can meet great authors, chat with publishers, discover new reads and take part in literary conversations. Word on the Street Toronto took place this past Saturday, September 22 at Toronto’s lovely Harbourfront. After a rainy early morning, the sun came out just in time to ensure a large crowd at the annual event. If you didn’t get a chance to make it to the event, here are some pictures to make you feel like you were in on the action!

Tim Inkster and Stephanie Small

Here are Tim Inkster and myself in an early morning photo for posterity. It was SUNNY, so the squinting and eye closing was inevitable. Photo by Don McLeod.

Daniel Bryant

Daniel Bryant, author of Rerouted, joined us for an afternoon of hustling books.

View of Word on the Street 2019

As you can see, the sky cleared and it got hot, but each tent represented a literary refuge full of books and shade

Power Plant at Harbourfront Centre

Obligatory view of the Power Plant, late afternoon.

View of Word on the Street 2019

I ventured over to the other side of Harbourfront Centre to see what was happening. Guess what? More books!


Of course, the best part (sadly not pictured) was lunch at The Pearl. There are major perks to my job. Lunch at The Pearl once a year is definitely one of them!

PortraitThanks so much to everyone who stopped by to say hello and pick up a book or two at this year’s event. We hope you enjoy your books, and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon. This Saturday at the Howard Iron Works Museum’s Print Expo and Fair, perhaps?


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