Cocktail dresses, seersucker suits, fancy hats, and murder.

It’s our 15th Annual Festival Fundraiser and we’re celebrating with a catered garden party and a conversation with Amy Stuart, author of the “deliciously taut, fast-paced thriller” A Death at the Party.

Join Amy for a conversation about (im)perfect parties, secret anniversaries, ungrateful families and skeletons in the closet (or a body in the basement, as the case may be).

Nadine Walsh’s summer garden party is in full swing. The neighbours all have cocktails, the catered food is exquisite—everything’s going according to plan. But Nadine—devoted wife, loving mother, and doting daughter—finds herself standing over a dead body in her basement while her guests clink glasses upstairs. What happened? How did it come to this?

Wednesday, June 7
Doors –  6:30 pm
Author Talk and Audience Q&A – 7:00 – 8:00 pm
The Broom Factory, 305 Rideau Street

Books will be available for sale onsite from Novel Idea. A book signing will follow the onstage event.

Pricing per Person $50 (includes gratuities, HST, all service charges and a charitable tax receipt for $25)

2023 Festival Update

Already looking forward to our 15th annual Kingston WritersFest?
Our full Festival Pass and Writers Studio Pass are now available, grab yours now and secure access to our full lineup.

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2023 Festival Pass

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