Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Saskatoon -  Broadway Business District - Broadway & 10th Street | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Participate in hundreds of author readings, discussions, and activities, and shop in a marketplace that boasts the best selection of Canadian books and magazines you’ll find anywhere. There’s plenty to see and do at Canada’s largest FREE book and magazine festival!

 


 

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What's On The Street?

The seventh annual The Word On The Street Saskatoon will be held on Sunday, September 24th, 2017. The 2016 Festival was a huge success and we look forward to welcoming you to our 2017 Festival at its new location on the Broadway Business District from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., with Opening Ceremonies at 10:30 a.m.

Family Fun

The Word On The Street is a great place for families to discover or rediscover the joy of reading.

Make sure to visit Treasure Island, which showcases some of the best Canadian children's authors! Kids will be able to hear authors read from their latest books.

The Word On The Street Saskatoon also features some of Canada's hottest young adult writers! And make sure to catch Saskateens, where a talented group of local teens will showcase their original work.

Literacy

The Word on the Street exists to celebrate reading and to advocate literacy. You will enjoy the many literacy-based activities for the entire family.

Library Square Marketplace

In our vibrant marketplace it is all about celebrating reading. Over 50 exhibitors - booksellers, publishers, literacy organizations, authors and retailers will be on site. Whether your love of reading ventures more towards history, photography, hobby gardening or romance - you will find an exhibitor that shares your interest.

News

Upstairs/Downstairs Fundraising Event

Upstairs/Downstairs is a special event hosted in support of the annual The Word On The Street Saskatoon Festival. Held on Sunday, November 20th, 2016, this intimate, winter-wonderland evening in the countryside, was graciously and warmly hosted by City of Saskatoon Citizens of the Year Herb McFaull and author Anthony Bidulka. It featured delightful sharing and exclusive personal access to two outstanding authors - Lawrence Hill, and Gail Bowen; a truly extraordinary evening.

The Word On The Street gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our gracious and generous hosts Herb McFaull and Anthony Bidulka, the patrons of The Festival who joined us in support that evening, our special and entertaining guest authors, and event sponsors and volunteers who contributed so meaningfully to our event’s success:

Anthony Bidulka, Author
Herb McFaull and McFaull Consulting Inc.
Lisa Vargo, Head, Dept of English, University of Saskatchewan