Sunday September 21, 2014 11am - 5pm.

Halifax Waterfront, around the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic


What's On The Street?

Wine & Words - At Word on the Street and Bishop's Cellar, there's nothing like enjoying a good book with a fantastic glass of wine. But have you ever considered how to pair your wine with your literature for a well-balanced and harmonious experience?

Well, this has certainly crossed our minds - so during the month of April, Bishop's Cellar will feature wine pairings with books by local authors! Come by Bishop's Cellar to purchase a paired wine any time during the month of April, and part of the proceeds will help Word on the Street continue to support local authors at the annual festival in September. 

On Thursday, April 24th 6pm-8pm four celebrated local authors and poets will read selections while guests enjoy the wines that were carefully selected to match the readings. Tickets are $30 and include wine and snacks. Space is limited, so visit eventbrite to purchase tickets today!

For your chance to win 2 complimentary tickets to Wine & Words, all five books by participating authors, and a bottle of wine from Bishop's Cellar, come up with your own wine and book pairing and enter our contest!!


 3rd Annual Spelling Bee for Adults

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2014 Spelling Bee, with a special congratulations to our new champions, the Edukated Spellerz (NS Provincial Library)!


You can view pictures of the fun here


Did you miss out on the event? Contact us to learn about how you can get involved next year!

A huge thanks to our prize sponsor, Bishop's Landing, for their generous contribution to the event!


Volunteer Positions:

Looking to volunteer for a fun and exciting cultural event? Look no further!! We are seeking motivated volunteers who will sit on our Sponsorship & Fundraising Committee. The committee meets once every two months until September. Send a message if interested! halifax@thewordonthestreet.ca

About the festival: The Word on the Street is an annual one-day literary festival that takes place on the third Sunday of September in conjunction with other Word on the Street host cities. The event celebrates reading and writing, promotes Atlantic and Canadian writers, poets, books, and magazines, and raises awareness about literacy issues in Atlantic Canada.

If you are interested in participating in the 2014 festival, please email Genevieve Allen Hearn at halifax@thewordonthestreet.ca. A call for authors and exhibitors will be sent out in April.

View the full 2013 festival program here!

 Follow us on Twitter

 Join our Facebook Page








Drop by our Magnificant Marketplace and Family Marketplace on festival day to check out local publishers, authors, booksellers, literacy organizations and more! Over 40 exhibitors will be at the festival this year!

Family Fun

Each year the Word on the Street offers lots of activities and readings for young book worms! Our Thedore Tugboat stage, sponsored by Kids & Company, will feature four children's book authors while cruising the Halifax Harbour, while Ross Creek Centre for the Arts will offer workshops related to the stories read on the boat. There's lots more fun including storytime with Tom & Amy in the CBC tent, a fantastic Family Marketplace, and a tent just for young readers!


The Word On The Street is committed to improving the reading skills and functional literacy of Canadians. 

2013 Participants

Paws to Read

Frontier College

The Dartmouth Learning Network 

Halifax Humanities 101

International Board on Books for Young People

One Book Nova Scotia

Halifax Community Learning Network

Click here to find out more about the libraries literacy programs, http://www.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/services/learning/adult-literacy.html