Sunday, September 21, 2014

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?

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 2013 festival, visit our What's On page! Or download our Festival Program:


2013 Festival Program - Part 1


2013 Festival Program - Part 2


2013 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


Make sure to visit Literacy Lane at this year's festival, an educational and fun-filled destination for all visitors!


In 2013, Literacy Lane played host to a number of children’s activities, making it a can't miss family destination! Activities included:


Make your own puppets with Allison Brandt Malinski and then perform a puppet show in a special outdoor theatre.


Book and comic book illustrator Jason Sylvestre, also a presenting author, will lead children of all ages on a drawing adventure


ROCK AND ROLL LITERACY SHOW (12:30PM) with Sigmund Brouwer
Bestselling author Sigmund Brouwer brings his unique sense of play to reading and writing. Armed with high energy music, humour and heart, he connects the dots for kids and those who work with them to cultivate reading and writing skills.


Promises to entertain with delightful hands-on art projects!




The Saskatoon Literacy Coalition will also be on hand, as well as the Saskatoon Public Library, Saskatoon Public Schools, and Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools!