Introducing Read The North: A History of CanLit, As Told By Toronto's Favourite Book Festival

Read The North by The Word On The Street

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It's the behind-the-scenes look into the workings of Canada's literary industry you've always wanted, a deep dive into publishing, bookselling, and writing. Tune in to Read The North, a history of CanLit, as told by Toronto's favourite book festival!

Since 1990, The Word On The Street (a.k.a. "WOTS") has featured books by Canadian and Indigenous authors at a free, annual street fair created to promote literacy and celebrate the written word.

In this five-episode miniseries, Rebecca Diem interviews authors, publishers, booksellers, librarians, readers, & historians to discover the origins of the festival, the creation of a Canadian Literature, and how the story we tell ourselves about ourselves continues to evolve.

Presented by The Word On The Street & CJRU 1280AM ... 

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