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Contest! Join Bestselling Authors on a Tall Ship Cruise in Lake Ontario

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Tall ship author cruises contest 2015

Every year, The Word On The Street is a highlight of the Toronto book lover's calendar. This year, there's even more to be excited about as the festival moves from its previous home in Queens Park Circle to the Harbourfront Centre. One of the most exciting aspects of the move is a new program that invites readers to take to the lake with their favourite authors. That's right — on September 27, you'll have the chance to climb aboard the beautiful tall ship Kajama and sail on Lake Ontario with the likes of Andrew Pyper, Lynn Crosbie and Terry Fallis, amongst many others.

Tickets for the author cruises are $25, and all proceeds go to support author programming at The Word On The Street. However, courtesy of WOTS, we're pleased to offer our final contest for the festival — an amazing prize pack of books AND tickets to a 60-minute author cruise!

To enter, send your name and mailing address to with the subject line WOTS: AUTHOR CRUISES by 11:59p.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2015.

The contest prize pack includes copies of:

  • No Relation by Terry Fallis
  • Harmless by James Grainger
  • Where Did You Sleep Last Night by Lynn Crosbie
  • The Damned by Andrew Pyper
  • Boring Girls by Sara Taylor
  • Knife Fight and Other Struggles by David Nickle
  • The Angel of Eden by D.J. McIntosh
  • A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley

  • For more information about Author Cruises at The Word On The Street, please click here.

    For full contest rules, please click here.


    The Word On The Street is a is a national celebration of literacy and the written word. Each September, in communities coast to coast, the public is invited to participate in hundreds of author events, presentations and workshops and to browse a marketplace that boasts the best selection of Canadian books and magazines you'll find anywhere.

    The Word On The Street takes place in Toronto at the Harbourfront Centre (235 Queen Quay West) on Sunday, September 27, 2015 and features dozens of fantastic author readings, kids programming, author signings, food tents and much more.

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