Halifax, Nova Scotia

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Halifax Central Library | 10am - 3pm

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The Word On The Street Halifax

Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10am - 3pm

What's On

Celebrate Reading at the Halifax Central Library!

Welcome to Word on the Street Halifax one of Atlantic Canada’s premier book and magazine festivals, and the largest free literacy event in Nova Scotia. For the past 24years our festival has aimed to be inclusive, and welcoming to all ages, and best of all it is FREE!

Discover Canada’s Best Authors

Welcome to our 24th Annual Word on the Street Festival from the Festival Team


WoTS Halifax is a great way to experience a wide range of books and meet a large number of authors Each year our one-day celebration of literacy arts presents an array of local, regional and national authors, poets, illustrators, spoken word artists, and entertainers, it’s  a great way to connect with those who are well-known and discover emerging  voices. We are proud to showcase the many members of our literary community that call Atlantic Canada home!


As a festival-goer you will be able to enjoy readings, panel discussions, musical entertainment, and an array of family friendly activities. All those appearing in our festival line-up will be signing copies of their books, and taking time to chat with festival attendees in our Book Signing Area hosted by Bookmark.  If you are struggling to find the perfect gift for the holiday season you can never go wrong with a book.


While attending the festival please take time to stroll our Festival Day Marketplace featuring over 30 publishers, booksellers, literacy organizations, community groups.


The Festival Team would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who makes Word on the Street Halifax possible – our visiting authors, our audience, our publishers, our exhibitors, our sponsors, and especially to the Halifax Central Library for being such a gracious host.


The Word On The Street Halifax is made possible through the generous support of our partners.