Get up close and personal with the author of your choice! 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 of the guest writer and is based on the distances travelled.

$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
  • A signed complimentary copy of your author’s featured book
  • A meet and greet at the event, with photo op
  • Acknowledgment of your participation in the Festival program and on our website, if you wish
  • A charitable tax receipt for your donation, in accordance with Canada Revenue guidelines
  • Other impromptu opportunities related to the author that you are supporting

Interested? Read our author profiles to find the author you’d most like to support. Then contact us 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.