Come and enjoy Saskatoon's 3rd annual The Word On The Street! This year, Saskatoon's Book and Magazine Festival will be held on Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 11am to 5pm. This festival features a fantastic line-up of more than 45 Canadian authors reading from their latest books along with a number of exciting performers! Featured authors this year include Chef Michael Smith, the Looneyspoon's Sisters, Yann Martel, Robert J. Sawyer, Will Ferguson, Guy Gavriel Kay and many more!
To see the full schedule, visit our What's On page! Or download our Festival Program:
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!
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!
This year, Literacy Lane plays host to a number of children’s activities, making it a can't miss family destination! Activities include:
MAKE YOUR OWN PUPPETS
Make your own puppets with Allison Brandt Malinski and then perform a puppet show in a special outdoor theatre.
MAKE YOUR OWN COMIC BOOK
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.
SASK TEL MENDEL ART CARAVAN
Promises to entertain with delightful hands-on art projects!
AND MANY MORE!