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Discover Word on the Street

About The Word On The Street  The Word On The Street is a non-profit organization that celebrates Canadian reading, writing, and champions literacy, primarily through a free, annual outdoor festival. Objectives:

  • To ensure that the people of Halifax know about the annual festival, and value it as having the best and broadest offerings within the Canadian publishing industry.
  • To ensure that The Word On The Street helps Nova Scotians become 100% literate through its effective support for literacy awareness and programs.
  • To ensure that The Word On The Street is a valuable and vital event for the Atlantic Canadian publishing industry and a top choice for Atlantic Canadian authors, poets, spoken-word artists, illustrators, journalists, publishing houses (big and small), and booksellers.

"We are a modern day spectator sport of book celebration!"


What does it cost to attend?

The Word On The Street and all of its activities are FREE!
But bring some cash with you to purchase some books at the marketplace!


What is the festival rain date?

We are a rain or shine festival. Our tented villages and stages will keep you dry!


How do I get my hands on a program?

The program will be available on the website in September.
You can pick up a hard copy at the festival on Saturday, September 17th, 2016.


How can I get involved?

If you would like to volunteer, click here.
If you would like to become a sponsor, click here.