2016 Word On The Street

Remember my previous post about the Saskatoon Expo? On the same weekend was a book and magazine fair held in downtown Saskatoon: Word On The Street.

I have first heard of Word On The Street last year by accident. I can’t remember how I even came across it. I do however remember making plans to go the following year. I was looking forward to it. I enjoy going to comic expos but books and reading is something I love and knowing where I currently reside celebrates this as well is a big deal for me.

img_1783
Meeting Yann Martel. Andrew made this happen. He bought me a copy of Life of Pi to get signed.
img_1788
David Suzuki. I don’t know who he is. Haven’t heard of him. However, his line for autographs was consistently long.
img_1828
They have a little area dedicated for kids. I believe it was called Literacy Lane. There were children’s activities all over this area for them to complete and when they do, they get a sticker for their passport (show here around Taylor’s neck). Once they’ve collected all the stickers, they get a free book.
img_1833
I remember Andrew telling me we needed to get a picture of Taylor with this cat so we can get a poster set of alphabets, numbers, colours, shapes and months of the year.

I was a little bummed out there aren’t any other authors I know or recognize. It got me thinking if this event is exclusively for Canadian authors (maybe I’m wrong) because if it is, I’m going to need to consciously start reading works by Canadian authors to better enjoy this.

Any suggestions on where to start?

You may also like

Let's chat :)