Word on the Street Festival


Celebrating Reading. Advocating Literacy – This is the mission of the Word On The Street Festival. 

The Word On The Street, celebrated in four cities across Canada, is one of the world’s largest literary celebrations. It is a celebration of words, writing, reading and literacy that features the full diversity of language; by presenting Canadian writers, poets, storytellers and musicians; by offering workshops to build interest in the craft of writing, and by surrounding it all in a fun festival atmosphere. 

Celebrate with us Saturday, September 22, at the Lethbridge Public Library Main Branch 

Adopt an Author

Every year The Word On The Street Lethbridge festival welcomes some amazing Canadian authors to read from their books, lead workshops, share their vision and the vibrancy of the written word. The Adopt an Author Campaign was conceived not only as a fundraising initiative for The Word On The Street but as a way of making meaningful connections with the community at large. Adopt an Author to become part of the Festival fun and have your company or organization name associated with a lively cultural event that promotes literacy, cultural diversity and the arts within southern Alberta.

You could find yourself adopting an award-winning author or an emerging writer you have yet to discover. Your adoption fee will help to cover the author’s travel and accommodation expenses, as well as an honorarium for their time and work. Use the Adopt an Author Campaign as a marketing tool for community involvement, Adopt an Author for a friend, or have your book club join the fun! Help us showcase Canada’s rich literary culture by participating in our Adopt an Author Campaign today! 

Simply fill out the Author Adoption form and make a $500 donation for full sponsorship or a $250 donation for co-sponsorship to The Lethbridge Public Library. The Library will choose an author that fits best with the business, person or club that has donated the sponsorship. You will receive an e-mail with the time and location of your sponsored author’s reading along with the other great benefits listed above. The Word On The Street Festival would like to thank you for your support! 

There are many other sponsorship levels and opportunities available to choose from. Please view our full sponsorship package at thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/lethbridge/sponsors

-       Become a Festival Friend or co-sponsor an author for a $250 donation 

-       Sponsor the festival mascot for a $150 donation (only 2 available) 

-       Sponsor a local musician or band for the day for a $150 donation (6 Available) 

If these opportunities do not fit your budget or community development goals, please let us know what does! Other areas of the Festival that would benefit from donations include: advertising, promotional materials, prizes, food and/or drink donations for volunteers, gifts for author thank you bags, etc. Any sponsors that “make it their own” for a minimum of $150 donation will be listed in our event program and our website, with other recognition to be discussed. 

For more information about sponsoring The Lethbridge Word On The Street Festival, please contact: 

Whitney Bullock

WOTS Event Coordinator 



Posted on:
Saturday, September 22, 2018