Welcome to Kingston WritersFest 2020. View and download the program guide when it is released in July, view all festival events and buy tickets online, read about the authors taking part in this year’s festival, book your stay with us, and view our Kingston visitor’s guide. The festival takes place September 23-27, 2020 with more than 60 writers in nearly 50 events over 5 days! Tickets on sale in July!
2020 Festival Guide
Stay tuned – we will post the guide online as soon as it is available in mid-July 2020!
View and download the 2020 Program guide. To see a list of locations where you can pick up a printed copy of the guide from July – September 22, watch this space in early July!
We’re working on programming another diverse festival with nearly 50 unique events for readers of every age and taste, designed for maximum audience participation, with time for questions and a chance to engage with authors as they sign books.
We’ll included the stories of women, the stories of Indigenous writers, writers of different experiences, cultural backgrounds, and orientations.
We haven’t forgotten our roots in good story-telling, presenting a variety of uplifting, entertaining, and thought-provoking fiction and non-fiction events.
Start by viewing the event listings to find the events you are interested in. Ticket prices are clearly displayed on each event, along with a “Buy Now” button. Once you click Buy Now you will be directed to the Kingston Grand Theatre website to complete your purchase.
We are thrilled to welcome over 60 authors, moderators, and performers to the Festival each year.
Visit our Authors page for full bios, and to discover their events in early July!
Stay with Us
The Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront is looking forward to welcoming guests of the festival to stay with them in September! Secure your special group rate of $179.99/night*: Last day to book your reservation is September 4 2020, after this date we cannot guarantee the group rate will be available.
Call the Holiday Inn directly at 1-613-549-8400 for reservations and ask to book inside the “Kingston WritersFest Open Block” or block code “WRI”.
Or book online: Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront Accommodations
Plan Your Visit
Part of the fun of coming to Kingston WritersFest is exploring beautiful downtown Kingston.
While enjoying the festival, take advantage of the unique pleasures the city has to offer.
Check out our visitor guide for more information.