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About Us

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. Each September, in communities from coast to coast, we invite everyone to participate in hundreds of author events, presentations and workshops, and to browse a marketplace that boasts the best selection of Canadian books and magazines you’ll find anywhere. And it’s free!

About The Word On The Street

Each year in September, in the cities of Lethbridge, Saskatoon, Kitchener, Toronto, and Halifax, The Word On The Street unites the country in a national celebration of literacy and the Canadian written word. Saskatoon became the fifth city to host the festival with a preview event held in 2010. The Word On The Street is Canada’s largest book and magazine festival, attracting hundreds of thousands of people to enjoy its author readings, storytelling, fun activities, and marketplace. All events are free!