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Join a bestselling lineup of authors for 60-minute The Word On The Street Author Cruises on the beautiful Tall Ship Kajama. Boarding begins 15 minutes before the event time.

**This year, when you buy a ticket in advance, you have the option of buying a book as well -- all at a discounted rate.

All ticket revenue supports author programming at The Word On The Street.

The Word On The Street regrets to note that while the Kajama is wheelchair accessible, the ship’s washrooms are not, as they are located below deck.

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Deborah Dundas became the Books Editor at the Toronto Star after reviewing books for the paper for more than 15 years. She has worked in the media for more than 25 years – including stints as a books editor, but also in business, lifestyle, and national and city politics. She's worked at CTV and TVO, both as an editor/producer and reporting, interviewing, or producing shows on emerging artists, popular writers, and literary powerhouses. She's also lived and worked in Northern Ireland and feels that the books beat is the perfect marriage of her diverse experience and interests.


Author Cruises – Story of the Game

Toronto seasons are often divided in two ways: winter and construction or hockey and baseball. Join Lance Hornby and Stacey May Fowles for their perspectives on how these pastimes shape us as individuals and as a community.

Toronto and the Maple Leafs

Cover of Toronto and the Maple LeafsOn December 19, 2017, the Toronto Maple Leafs officially turn 100. In the spirit of the centenary celebrations, Toronto and the Maple Leafs explores the city’s relationship with its most beloved sports team. Veteran Leafs and NHL columnist Lance Hornby shows how the pulse of the city and team became one through two world wars, the Depression, and the zany Harold Ballard years. An unforgettable book about the good teams, bad games, and bizarre times of this franchise’s history.

Lance Hornby

Photo of Lance HornbyLance Hornby has covered the Maple Leafs and the NHL for the Toronto Sun since 1986.

Baseball Life Advice

Cover of Baseball Life AdviceFor Stacey May Fowles, the game of baseball is one of “long pauses punctuated by tiny miracles.” In this entertaining and thoughtful book, Fowles gives us a refreshingly candid and personal perspective on subjects ranging from bat flips to bandwagoners, from the romance of spring training to the politics of booing, from the necessity of taking a hard look at players’ injuries and mental health issues to finding solace at the ballpark.

Stacey May Fowles

Photo of Stacey May FowlesStacey May Fowles is an award-winning novelist, journalist, and essayist, and the national bestselling author of Baseball Life Advice: Loving the Game that Saved Me. She has written about sports for the Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Blue Jays Nation, Torontoist, the National Post, Deadspin, Hazlitt, and Vice Sports, among others. She has been a frequent guest on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning and is a former member of q’s sports panel. She lives in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter @MissStaceyMay.


Mad Dog: The Maurice Vachon Story

Cover of Mad DogWho was Maurice the man, and who was Mad Dog the character? Maurice “Mad Dog” Vachon was a gold medalist, a pro-wrestling legend, and a pop culture icon — but he was also a son, husband, and father. Mad Dog explores Vachon’s career and personal struggles with detailed historical research and through both Maurice’s own recollections and those of the people who knew him best. This is the amazing tale of how a lifelong make-believe heel became a real-life hero outside of the ring.


Pat Laprade

Photo of Pat LapradePat Laprade is the co-author of Sisterhood of the Squared Circle and Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s 2013 book of the year, Mad Dogs, Midgets and Screw Jobs. He created the Quebec wrestling Hall of Fame, and lives in Montreal.


Bertrand Hébert

Photo of Bertrand HebertBertrand Hébert co-wrote Pat Patterson’s autobiography, Accepted. He also co-wrote Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s 2013 book of the year, Mad Dogs, Midgets and Screw Jobs with Pat Laprade. He lives in Beauharnois, Quebec.

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