Welcome to Kingston WritersFest 2021.


The festival takes place September 22-26, 2021 with more than 60 writers in nearly 50 events over 5 days! Tickets on sale in July!

Festival Events

We’re working on programming another diverse festival with nearly 50 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’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.

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!

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.