Events

September 24-28, 2014  |  Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront

Readings, conversations, performances!

A concise listing of all events is below. Click the event name for a full description. Click the author name to read about the writers and their books. The events will appear as pop-ups. If the pop-up does not appear, please check that pop-ups are enabled in your browser.

Each event will have a direct link to the Grand Theatre Box Office, once tickets go on sale August 7.

Start planning your fall WritersFest weekend now!

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014

bowler hat icon 8:00 – 9:30 pm 1. International Marquee · Wally Lamb with Michael Enright

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014

blank icon 9:30 – 10:30 am 2. Dangerous Acts
Maggie de Vries, Deborah Ellis, Nancy Lee
blank icon 9:30 – 10:30 am 3. Sustainable Future (Planet Earth)
Chris Turner
blank icon 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 4. Status Updates or What Should I do With My Life? (The Digital World)
Guillaume Morissette, Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang
blank icon 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 5. The Future of Food: Urban Agriculture (Planet Earth)
Jennifer Cockrall-King
pen icon 11:00 am – 12:15 pm 6. Write Who You Are
Maggie de Vries
pen icon 12:30 – 1:45 pm 7. Shooting the Photo Essay
Geoffrey James
blank icon 1:00 – 2:00 pm 8. Extreme Mean: Cyberabuse (The Digital World)
Paula Todd
blank icon 1:00 – 2:00 pm 9. Author! Author!
Eleanor Catton with Charles Foran
pen icon 2:30 – 4:30 pm 10. Writing the Internet Novel (The Digital World)
Kate Pullinger
blank icon 3:00 – 4:30 pm 11. Caged Pens (Memories of Kingston Pen)
Wally Lamb, Susan Musgrave, Stephen Reid with Eric Friesen
pen icon 5:00 – 7:00 pm 12. Writing a More-Than-Human World
Trevor Herriot
blank icon 6:30 – 7:30 pm 13. Memories of Kingston Pen (Memories of Kingston Pen)
Geoffrey James, Stephen Reid
food icon 8:30 – 10:30 pm 14. The Perfect Brew
Ian Coutts
blank icon 8:00 – 9:30 pm 15. Canada Made Me (Canada Made Me)
Eleanor Catton, Nancy Lee, Kate Pullinger with Jared Bland
pen icon 7:30 – 9:30 pm 16. Writing Historical Fiction: A Guided Hallucination
Roberta Rich

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014

blank 9:00 – 10:00 am 17. Organized Corruption: The World of Ava Lee
Ian Hamilton
pen icon 9:00 – 11:00 am 18. Writing Without Borders
Susan Musgrave
blank icon 10:30 – 11:30 am 19. Birthing the Past
Roberta Rich
food icon 11:30 am – 1:00 pm 20. Book Lovers’ Lunch
Ben McNally
pen 11:30 am – 1:30 pm 21. Grant Writing 101
Jack Illingworth
blank 1:00 – 2:00 pm 22. Posts on the Wall of Life (The Digital World)
Charles Foran, Kate Pullinger
blank 1:30 – 2:30 pm 23. Business in an Age of Radical Change
Chris Turner
pen icon 2:00 – 4:00 pm 24. Writing the First Page
Kim Moritsugu
blank 2:30 – 3:30 pm 25. Heroines: Women in Verse (The Heroic Redefined)
Susan Musgrave, Sandy Pool
blank 4:00 – 5:00 pm 26. A Singular Occurrence: Gothic Fiction
Eric McCormack with Alberto Manguel
pen 4:30 – 6:30 pm 27. Book Marketing Strategies
Adria Iwasutiak
food icon 5:30 – 7:00 pm 28. Kingston Dinner Club
Kim Moritsugu
pen 7:00 – 9:00 pm 29. Writing Culinary Delight
Kim Thúy
blank 7:30 – 9:00 pm 30. The Wild Within & Without (Planet Earth)
Diana Beresford-Kroeger, Trevor Herriot, James Raffan

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014

blank icon 9:00 – 10:00 am 31.Memoir: Families, Then and Now
Plum Johnson, Lynn Thomson
pen icon 9:00 – 11:00 am 32. What an Agent Wants
Samantha Haywood
blank icon 10:30 – 11:30 am 33. Kim Thúy: en français (Canada Made Me)
Kim Thúy
pen icon 11:30 am – 1:30 pm am 34. Write Vivid Description
Shani Mootoo
blank icon 12:00 – 1:00 pm 35. Tiny Windows: The View from the Short Story
Kathy Page, Adam Wilson with Frances Itani
sprong iconbowler hat icon 1:00 – 1:45 pm 36. Chasing Shadows: Paper Theatre
Elly MacKay
blank icon 1:30 – 2:30 pm 37. The Things We Leave Behind
Aislinn Hunter with Merilyn Simonds
pen icon 2:00 – 4:00 pm 38. Writing Living Memory
Robert McGill
blank icon 2:30 – 4:00 pm 39. From War to War (Canada: War, Peace, and Politics)
Ted Barris, Frances Itani, Leo Brent Robillard
sprong iconbowler hat icon 3:00 – 4:00 pm 40. The Rules of Survival
Eric Walters
blank icon 4:30 – 5:30 pm 41. Identity: Either/Or/Neither (Canada Made Me)
Cecil Foster, Shani Mootoo with Wayne Grady
pen icon 4:30 – 6:30 pm 42. How to Write a Killer Book Proposal
Merilyn Simonds
blank icon 7:00 – 8:30 pm 43. The State of the Nation (Canada: War, Peace, and Politics)
Michael MacMillan, Brent Rathgeber, Chris Turner with Carol Off
pen icon 7:00 – 9:00 pm 44. Writing to Change the World: The Power of Poetics (The Heroic Redefined)
Brad Cran
bowler hat icon 7:00 – 8:00 pm 45. Book Launch–By the Book: Stories and Pictures
Diane Schoemperlen
blank icon 9:00 – 11:00 pm 46. Saturday Night SpeakEasy
Julie Brown & Friends

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014

blank icon 9:00 – 10:00 am 47. The Voice of the Child
Melanie Dugan, Tamai Kobayashi, with Heather O’Neill
pen icon 9:00 – 11:00 am 48. Oration: How to Perform Your Poems in Public
Jeramy Dodds
blank icon 10:00 – 11:00 am 49. The Helping Impulse
Brad Cran, Eric Walters, with Lawrence Scanlan
blank icon 11:30 – 12:30 pm 50. Smoke and Mirrors
Stephen Galloway with Brett Christopher
pen icon 11:30 am – 1:30 pm 51. Writing Dynamic Dialogue
Kathy Page
blank icon 1:00 – 2:00 pm 52. Heroic Poetry (The Heroic Redefined)
George Elliott Clarke, Wayne Clifford, Jeramy Dodds
pen icon 2:00 – 3:30 pm 53. Core Sample: Installation Art and the Written Word
Martha Baillie
blank icon 2:30 – 3:30 pm 54. Sisters and Brothers
Heather O’Neill, Miriam Toews
blank icon 4:00 – 5:00 pm 55. Inuk on Ice: Jordin Tootoo (The Heroic Redefined)
Stephen Brunt with Steven Heighton
pen icon 4:00 – 5:30 pm 56. Writing the Female Hero (The Heroic Redefined)
Lesley Livingston
blank icon 7:00 – 8:00 pm 57. The Robertson Davies Lecture
Wayson Choy
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