Welcome to Kingston WritersFest 2021.

Onstage Events

Our Onstage Events were be held virtually this year and included authors in conversation, solo presentations and readings, with some tweaks in mind.

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 Reading Guide

Listing all our Festival authors and their newest books, you’ll also find links to borrow them directly from KFPL!


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!

Our Schedule At A Glance is now available!

Show Your Support to Big Names and Exciting New Voices

We may be online, but we still have a few perks up our sleeves for our amazing Author Patrons!

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.