Welcome to Kingston WritersFest 2021.

Tickets are now on sale, follow the links below!

Onstage Events

Our Onstage Events will be held virtually this year and include authors in conversation, solo presentations and readings, with some tweaks in mind. Check out our calendar of events and purchase tickets at the link below.

Writers Studio Master Classes

Our Writers Studio Master Classes offer you the opportunity to learn practical writing techniques from award-winning and critically acclaimed authors in an intimate, judgement-free environment.

2021 Festival Guide

Stay tuned – we will post the guide online as soon as it is available in mid-July 2021!


View Authors

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!

Download Our Reading Guide

Check our 2021 Festival Author and Title List and don’t forget to grab copies at Novel Idea, the official KWF bookstore!

Festival Events

Our programming includes another diverse festival with over 30 unique events for readers of every age and taste. We design with maximum audience participation in mind; with time for questions and a chance to engage with authors as they sign books.

We’ve includes 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.

Volunteer for the Festival

We always need help to support and run the Festival every year. Click the link below to join our amazing crew and learn more about the different positions available.