WORD ON THE STREET FESTIVAL
On Sunday, September 16th, 2018, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Broadway Avenue, celebrate the magic of reading at the annual Word on the Street Festival in Saskatoon! Participate in numerous author readings, discussions and activities, and shop in a vibrant Exhibitor Marketplace. Choose to eat al fresco from selections by our outdoor food vendors, or enjoy one of the many fine restaurants on Broadway. There’s plenty to see and do for the entire family!
Word on the Street website
2018 Arts & Science Book Club selection:
The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King
The College of Arts & Science will welcome award-winning author Thomas King at two free public events on Jan. 29, 2018. Alumni, students and the wider college community are invited to read The Inconvenient Indian in anticipation of the author’s visit to campus.
Monday, Jan. 29
Reading and Discussion with Thomas King
Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre, 5 Campus Dr.
My Writing Life: An Interview with Thomas King
Join journalist Betty Ann Adam for a conversation with Thomas King about his life and work.
Convocation Hall, Peter MacKinnon Building, 107 Administration Pl.
About Thomas King:
Thomas King is an award-winning writer whose fiction includes Green Grass, Running Water; Truth and Bright Water and The Back of the Turtle, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award. His non-fiction book The Truth About Stories won the Trillium Book Award, while The Inconvenient Indian won the B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and the RBC Taylor Prize. A member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of an award from the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, Thomas King has taught at the University of Lethbridge and was chair of American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota before moving to the University of Guelph, where he taught until he retired. He lives in Guelph with his partner, Helen Hoy.
September 24, 2017
Location: Broadway Avenue
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
The Word On The Street is moving to Broadway! Saskatoon’s annual celebration of Canadian authors and publishers is now in its seventh year, and after six successful festivals in downtown Saskatoon, will take place this year in the Broadway Business District area on Sunday, September 24.
Opening Ceremonies for this family friendly event kicks off at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 24 with author presentations, exhibitors and other activities continuing between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Welcome Cabaret & Reading
Saskatoon Public Library, Francis Morrison Branch
Come welcome Arthur Slade, the new Writer in Residence!
Wednesday night, September 21, at 7PM is a big ol’ all ages cabaret of reading and fun featuring music by Sheldon Corbet and Brenda Baker. Arthur Slade will slip in a few readings here and there, too. And there will be wonderful, wonderful food. It’s all downstairs in the Frances Morrison Central Library.
No need to RSVP. Just come on down!
Celebrate reading in downtown Saskatoon at our annual festival!
Participate in hundreds of author readings, discussions, and activities, and shop in a vibrant Exhibitor Marketplace. There’s plenty to see and do for the whole family.
Discover Canada’s Best Authors:
Since 2010, The Word On The Street Saskatoon has proudly hosted some of Canada’s finest literary talent. Our sixth annual festival is shaping up to be another great one. Check out the authors and artists appearing this year!
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Downtown Saskatoon 23rd St. E and 4th Ave. N
10:30 am – 5:00 pm