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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!

A Brief History of The Word On The Street Saskatoon

Saskatoon hosts its annual The Word On The Street festival in late September.

This festival was the initiative of a group of individuals who had a vision that Saskatoon would benefit from this great literary and education festival.

On Sunday, September 26, 2010 The Word On The Street Saskatoon hosted a Preview Event. Based on its success, we hosted the first full-fledged festival on Sunday, September 25, 2011.

On October 7, 2010 The Word On The Street Saskatoon Inc. became a non-profit organization.