The 11th annual Word On The Street Festival is set to take place starting September 14th. The Lethbridge Public Library will host a variety of events virtually for everyone to enjoy. Elisabeth Hegerat, the Manager of Community and Economic Development for the library, says there are close to 30 authors lined up from across Canada for this special event. There will be food trucks and outdoor storytime for kids as well on September 18th.
“We are kicking off tomorrow with our first event. An evening panel of comics for kids and teens. We’ve got another comics event on Thursday. Friday and Saturday are our big core days for the festival. Friday morning is our children’s author program. The teen lineup is Friday afternoon. Saturday are our main author events. We’re running limited in person activities on Saturday too.”
Hegerat says the festival is all about celebrating literacy and Canadian authors, “It’s fantastic to hear that people look forward to it every year, and that people are still joining us in person or online.”
Next week, the library will focus on the Indigenous Oral Knowledge and Tradition program.
For more information on the festival you can visit https://thewordonthestreet.ca/lethbridge/