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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!

Contact WOTS Saskatoon

The Word On The Street Saskatoon Inc.

PO Box 39042
Saskatoon, SK S7V 0A9

(306) 371-9800

A large team of committed and talented volunteers are working passionately to bring to our community another great festival.

We are delighted to introduce our 2019 Festival Committee.  A tremendously talented, passionate and generous team of community volunteer who have donated their time, talents and creativity to ensuring our Festival’s integrity and success.  These leaders work with their respective teams to bring this no-charge festival to our community!

Festival Chair: Doug Zolinsky
Festival Director: Mandy Pravda
Author Programming:  Holly Calder, Susan McDonald, Shelagh McDonald, Edna Warrington, Deborah Hamp
Director, Literacy Lane: Mandy Pravda
Director, Author Reception: Deborah Hamp
National Liaison: Ryan Winquist
Treasurer: Ryan Winquist
Director, Volunteers and Sponsorship: Danica Lorer


A special note of gratitude to extend to the Broadway Business Improvement District, and their Executive Director, Dee-Ann Mercier and staff for their warm welcome and tremendous support.

“The Broadway District is host to many arts and culture events and is extremely excited for this literary festival to come to the district this fall.  Word On the Street is the preeminent annual celebration of literacy and the written word in Saskatoon, and we look forward to welcoming festival-goers to Broadway!”  – DeeAnn Mercier, Executive Director of the Broadway Business Improvement District