An annual one-day national book and magazine family festival celebrating literacy and the written arts.

2012 marks our 11th year in the community, join the celebrations.

Held on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Kitchener City Hall on Civic Square, The Word on the Street promotes the importance of literacy with free exhibits, performances and hands-on activities.

This program features event tents, exceptional live entertainment, a stellar line-up of children and adult authors, intriguing panel discussions/workshops and dozens of exhibitors representing Waterloo Region's thriving writing arts community.

The Word on the Street is celebrated in six cities across Canada: Vancouver, Lethbridge, Saskatoon, Kitchener, Toronto, and Halifax.