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Word on the Street: Presenting Climbing Shadows

September 22, 2019 @ 1:20 pm - 1:40 pm


A festival 30 years in the making—The Word On The Street Toronto has championed literacy and excellent Canadian writing since 1989, delighting audiences of all ages with author readings and featured programming alongside Canada’s largest open-air book fair.

On Sunday, September 22, 2019, the WOTS returns to the Harbourfront Centre to celebrate the past and beckon in the future of Canadian literature with an exciting lineup of debut authors alongside perennial favourites.


Presenting Climbing Shadows

Location: TD Children’s Literature stage
Time: 1:20 PM – 1:40 PM

Climbing Shadows

A splendidly illustrated collection of poems inspired by young children that address common themes such as having a hard day at school, feeling shy or being a newcomer. Others explore subjects of fascination — bats, spiders, skeletons, octopuses, polka dots, racing cars and birthday parties. (Groundwood)

  • Children’s | Enfants

Shannon Bramer

Shannon Bramer is an author of poems, plays and short fiction. She has published a number of poetry collections and chapbooks, winning the Hamilton and Region Best Book Award for suitcases and other poems. Shannon’s plays include Chloe’s Tiny Heart Is Closed and The Hungriest Woman in the World.



September 22, 2019
1:20 pm - 1:40 pm


The Word on the Street


Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay W
Toronto, ON Canada
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416 973 4000