Welcome Book Lovers
Happy Fifth Birthday, Kingston WritersFest! Mark your calendar now for September 25 to September 29, 2013!
We’re celebrating 5 years of great authors and audiences by bringing back some of your favourite alumni – Margaret Atwood, Joseph Boyden, Michael Crummey, Anne Michaels – and all of the events you’ve come to love – the International Marquee, Author! Author!, the Saturday Night SpeakEasy, and Afternoon Delight.
And there’s more! As well as a great lineup of writers and events guaranteed to stimulate, provoke, and delight, we are starting something new:
In honour of our fifth birthday and the centenary of the birth of Robertson Davies, one of Kingston’s most celebrated literary sons, we are inaugurating the Robertson Davies Lecture, which will end the Festival on a high note with a talk by an international author – followed by a closing reception.
Over the next month, we’ll be posting Author Profiles of our 2013 guests. In late June, we’ll post our Events. Tickets go on sale August 8. If you want to be on our Early-Bird list, sign up for our mailing list now and check out the ways you can support the Festival as a donor or a volunteer.
To celebrate 5 great years together, we will be offering some great ticket deals, a “Build your own Writer’s Retreat” with a special package deal on any 5 master classes in our expanded Writers Studio, and a “5 nights, 5 big events” celebratory package that lets you engage with some of the best literary minds this city, country, and world have to offer.
Can’t wait until September? Join us at our monthly Devour: 100-mile literary diet book club . And check out the videos of our past events with Jane Urquhart and Phil Hall in our Video Archives.
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