Author Patrons Have More Fun!

With our return to the stage, our costs are significantly higher than our virtual years, and corporate support is still in recovery. This makes support from individuals, like you, essential and deeply appreciated

The pivot to an online festival means our usual travel and accommodation expenses have been eliminated this year.

Your donation contributes to the travel, accommodation, fees, and other expenses related to the Festival appearance of your author of choice.

Author Patrons are an essential part of the WritersFest family – and we’ve plenty of treats for you!

As an Author Patron, you, your friends, your Book Club, group, team or business can help bring outstanding literary figures to back to our stage and our community.

Author Patron Levels

AP contribution levels depend on the distance traveled by your selected author to Kingston.

$550              Local Authors
$825              Within Easy Distance (Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal)
$1100            Across Canada
$1500            USA + International

Become an Author Patron Today

We’ll match you with an author you’ll love to meet!
Discover the amazing Authors and Moderators Still Available as of July 15th.

Author Patron benefits and recognition:

  • Reserved front-row seats at your author’s on-stage event
  • A signed complimentary copy of your author’s featured book
  • A meet and greet and photo with your author
  • Acknowledgment of your participation as an Author Patron on our website, our program guide, onsite screens and onstage at the Festival (unless you wish to remain anonymous)
  • An invitation to our Festival Launch Party and Author Patrons Cruise
  • A charitable tax receipt for your donation, in accordance with Canada Revenue guidelines†
  • and other impromptu opportunities related to your author, upon request

Group Author Patron benefits and recognition:

Our Group Author Patron donation program allows you to enjoy many of the perks of our individual AP donation program for a lower per-person price!

  • A charitable receipt for the amount of your gift
  • A group member meet and greet and photo with the author
  • Acknowledgment of your participation as an Author Patron on the Festival website, program guide, onsite screens, and onstage
  • An invitation to our Festival Launch Party and Author Patrons Cruise
  • Discounted rate for your authors’ onstage event