Sunday, September 20, 2015

Civic Square around City Hall

In front of Frances Morrison Library

11am - 5pm

Mark your calendars for the 4th annual The Word On The Street festival to be held on Sunday, September 21, 2014. See you there!

What's On The Street?


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The fourth annual The Word On The Street Saskatoon will be held on Sunday, September 21, 2014. The 2013 festival was a huge success and we can't wait until the 2014 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.


To see the full schedule of the 2014 festival, visit our What's On page!



Or download our 2014 Festival Program (broken down into in three easily downloadable parts):


Festival Program Part 1


Festival Program Part 2


Festival Program Part 3

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.


Are you an emerging writer? Did you know that there are organizations that celebrate fresh perspectives and new voices. There are and you will find them in the marketplace - ready to answer your questions and explore your ideas.


Buy your favourite book and have it signed by one of our visiting authors.


Learn about E-Books!



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 -- Saskatoon's next generation of authors -- 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


Take a fun-filled walk down Literacy Lane. Enjoy children’s activities run by our very special guests and festival volunteers.


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.