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2021 Online Links

Follow the links below to join our live programming! Watch our interview with Khodi Dill talking about his new children's book.

The Word On The Street Saskatoon – September 17-19, 2021
Read Local(ly)-Online Festival


A Nourishing Start – Friday 7:30pm


Black Coffee and Conversation – Sunday 9:00am


Livestream links (the feed will be live from noon-5pm each day)



Friday, September 17th
7:30pm – A Nourishing Start – Zoom event featuring dee Hobsbawn-Smith (Bread and Water, U of R Press)
 and Jenn Sharp (Flat Out Delicious – TouchWood Editions)
– hosted by Amy Jo Ehman.


Daytime release of pre-recorded video with Khodi Dill (Welcome to the Cypher – Annick Press)


Saturday, September 18th – Livestreaming from The Refinery with ASL
Noon – Opening Comments (with poetry by Warsha Mushtaq)


12:15-1:15 – Martine Noël-Maw (Will and Ernest – Editions de la nouvelle plume)
and Kelley Jo Burke (Wreck: A Very Anxious Memoir – Radiant Press)
-hosted by Madeleine Dahlem


1:30-2:30- Michael Afenfia (The Mechanics of Yenogoa – Masobe Books)
and spoken word artist Dash Reimer
-hosted by Danielle Richardson


2:45-3:45 – Beverley Brenna (Because of that Crow – Red Deer Press)
 and Arthur Slade (Dragon Assassin: Royal Blood – Scholastic)
-hosted by Kate O’Gorman


4:00-5:00 – Paula Jane Remlinger (This Hole Called January – Thistledown Press)
 and gillian Harding-Russell (Uninterrupted – Ekstasis Editions)
-hosted by Danica Lorer


Sunday, September 19th
9:00am – Black Coffee and Conversation – Zoom event featuring Carol Rose GoldenEagle  (Bone Black – Nightwood Editions)
– hosted by Bernadette Wagner


Sunday, September 19th – Livestreaming from The Refinery with ASL
Noon – Opening Comments


12:15-1:15 – Randy Morin (Our Relatives the Animals – Give Thanks)
 and Kathie Cram (Let’s Fly: A Dragon’s Quest in Saskatoon – YNWP)
– hosted by Marion Mutala


1:30-2:30 – Gail Bowen (An Image in the Lake – ECW Press)
 and Joanne C. Paulson (Two Hundred Bones – JCP Communications)
– hosted by Theressa Slind


2:45-3:45 – Lisa Bird-Wilson (Probably Ruby – Doubleday Canada)
and Leona Theis (If Sylvie Had Nine Lives – Freehand Books)
-hosted by Andrea Ledding


4:00-5:00 – Amy Jo Ehman (Thelma – A Life in Pictures – MacIntyre Purcell Publishing
and Merle Massie (A Radiant Life – U of R Press)
-hosted by Vera Pezer


Sunday, September 19th
7:00 pm – Zoom event in partnership with Tonight it’s Poetry featuring Peace and Micah Jane


Thank you to our sponsors including: The Canada Council for the Arts, Access Copyright Foundation, The Canada Book Fund, The Government of Canada, SK Arts, The City of Saskatoon, Sask Lotteries, The Bank of Montreal, and Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services.