Sunday, September 20, 2015

Civic Square around City Hall

In front of Frances Morrison Library

11am - 5pm

Mark your calendars for the 5th annual The Word On The Street festival to be held on Sunday, September 20, 2015. See you there!

What's On The Street?

The fifth annual The Word On The Street Saskatoon will be held on Sunday, September 20, 2015. The 2014 festival was a huge success and we can't wait to welcome you to our 2015 Festival. Hope to see you all there!

Chef Michael Smith reading in the Cooks 'n' Books tent at the 2013 Festival.

Chef Michael Smith discussing his latest cookbook Back to Basics on the Cooks 'n' Books Stage.




Looking to get noticed at this year's festival? Advertise in our Official Festival Program (circulation 20,000). Prior to the festival, it is distributed throughout Saskatoon in book stores, libraries, coffee shops, retailers, and various literary organizations. On festival day, it is provided to all attendees. Connect with our readers and get noticed! Download our Advertising Package for further information and rates. Questions? Contact us at

Library Square Marketplace

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.


Exhibitors, it is time to register for the 2015 Exhibitor Marketplace! Whether your goal is to promote new book titles, create awareness of your organization, or sell books, magazines and related items, The Word On The Street Saskatoon is the place to connect with festival visitors in a family friendly atmosphere. Join us! Download an Exhibitor Registration Package today.


Family Fun

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.


young aboriginal boy who finds friendship and acceptance in unexpected places. It is a wonderful adventure for young readers who struggle with bullying and rejection   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.


And that's not all, there will be roaming performers, local mascots, craft stations and sidewalk games - fun for everyone. For a complete list of family fun activites, click here.

 That's not allT


The Word On The Street exists to celebrate literacy. Each year, we feature a number of literacy-based activities for the entire family! Make sure to visit Literacy Lane and KidStreet to enjoy children’s activities run by very special guests and festival volunteers.


Below is a list of some of the activities featured at the 2014 festival:


Join comic book authors Jason Sylvestre and Carson Demmans and  create a unique piece of art that will be shared at the festival and online. Bring your imagination!


Grab a list and hunt the festival site for answers to the clues. Fun for all ages!


Alphabet Carpet Toss, Colouring Book Corner


- Wear Your Words Bracelets
- Parachute Games and Skipping Songs
- The Night Before Christmas Plasticine Creations


SASKTEL MENDEL ART CARAVAN promises to entertain with delightful hands-on art projects!


WANUSKEWIN HERITAGE PARK is an internationally recognized gathering place for all to share, celebrate and learn about the Northern Plains First Nations and M├ętis Cultures.


Wanuskewin Heritage Park interpreters will be joining us on the festival site to engage visitors in traditional crafts and activities.


Enjoy Cree Language classes and First Nations storytelling in a real tipi!


PASKWA-MOSTOS BISON KITCHEN — learn how every part of the bison was used to provide tools, shelter, weapons, toys, and even glue. Suitable for all ages.


PAWAMITASOH DREAM CATCHER — learn the purpose and legend of the dream catcher and make one of your very own. Suitable for grade 3 and up.