Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Downtown Saskatoon 23rd St. E and 4th Ave. N | 10:30 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 fifth annual The Word On The Street Saskatoon will be held on Sunday, September 20, 2015. The 2014 festival was a huge success and we can't wait to welcome you to our 2015 Festival. Hope to see you all there!

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.


The Word On The Street exists to celebrate literacy. Each year, we feature a number of literacy-based activities for the entire family! Pick up a KidStreet Passport in Literacy Lane and get a stamp for all the readings activities you complete. If you collect 10 stamps you will receive a free book from the Saskatoon Public Library.

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.


Upstairs/Downstairs Fundraising Event

Upstairs/Down stairs, a special event in support of the annual The Word On The Street Saskatoon festival, was held on Thursday, December 10, 2015. The event was an intimate, winter-wonderland evening in the countryside - featuring exclusive personal access to four outstanding authors - Yann Martel, Alice Kuipers, Brenda Baker, Arthur Slade - a collection of local, national and international art, seven themed Christmas trees and plenty of holiday cheer. This wonderful evening was generously hosted by City of Saskatoon Citizens of the Year, Herb McFaull and author Anthony Bidulka (more photos).

The Word On The Street Saskatoon gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the following event sponsors:

Cindy Suski, Territory Manager and Andrew Peller Ltd.
Silvia Martini & Rick Olmstead and Interlink Research
Anthony Bidulka, Author
Herb McFaull and McFaull Consulting Inc.
Lisa Vargo, Head, Dept. of English, University of Saskatchewan