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!
The seventh annual The Word On The Street Saskatoon will be held on Sunday, September 24th, 2017. The 2016 Festival was a huge success and we look forward to welcoming you to our 2017 Festival at its new location on the Broadway Business District from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., with Opening Ceremonies at 10:30 a.m.
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 reading and to advocate literacy. You will enjoy the many literacy-based activities for the entire family.
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 is a special event hosted in support of the annual The Word On The Street Saskatoon Festival. Held on Sunday, November 20th, 2016, this intimate, winter-wonderland evening in the countryside, was graciously and warmly hosted by City of Saskatoon Citizens of the Year Herb McFaull and author Anthony Bidulka. It featured delightful sharing and exclusive personal access to two outstanding authors - Lawrence Hill, and Gail Bowen; a truly extraordinary evening.