Author Patrons have more fun!

Help make WritersFest happen and meet the author of your choice! Ticket prices account for only 17% of WritersFest costs, and our Author Patron program is a vital part of the mix that puts authors on the stage. Author Patrons are part of the WritersFest family – and we’ve plenty of treats for you!

As an Author Patron, you, your friends, your Book Club, or your business can help bring outstanding literary figures to our stage from around the world. Your donation contributes to the travel expenses and accommodations of the guest writer or moderator.

$550 Local authors
$825 Within easy distance (Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal)
$1,100 Across Canada
$1,500 Continental USA
$2,200+ International

Author Patron benefits and recognition:

  • Two reserved front-row seats at each of your author’s events (or more for Book Clubs, or sponsor two young people to attend a Festival Field Trip event in your stead)
  • A signed complimentary copy of your author’s featured book
  • A meet and greet at the event, with photo op
  • Acknowledgment of your participation on our Author Patron banner at the Festival, in the Festival program, and on our website (unless you wish to remain anonymous)
  • A charitable tax receipt for your donation, in accordance with Canada Revenue guidelines
  • An invitation to the Festival launch (10 July) and Author Cruise (September 27)
  • Other impromptu opportunities related to the author that you are supporting

Interested? Please contact Kimberly Clarke at We’ll match you with an author you’ll love to meet!

You can also support Kingston WritersFest as a BookLover Donor, or a Corporate Sponsor.