The Saskatchewan Festival of Words (established in 1996) holds a literary festival every July with 60 events over four days in and around historic downtown Moose Jaw. The festival showcases literary talent from all over Canada including many award winners (approximately 30 presenters each festival). The four days of the festival feature workshops for all ages, reading sessions, concerts, film, and panel discussions and interviews. Some previous performers at the festival have include Margaret Atwood, Lorna Crozier, Yann Martel, Lawrence Hill, Jack Hodgins, Shane Koyczan, Dionne Brand, Charlotte Gray, Robert J. Sawyer, Denise Chong, Stephen Brunt, Patrick Lane, Steven Galloway, Sharon Pollock, and M.G. Vassanji.