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18. Book Lovers’ Lunch *SOLD OUT*

September 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

How could we not bring Ben McNally, of Toronto’s Ben McNally Books, back to Kingston to present his latest installation of “Preview Picks?” With over 40 years of recommending books to discerning customers, Ben is a master. In our popular BookLovers’ Lunch, he never fails to charm and illuminate with anecdotes from the world of Canadian publishing and hot tips on the best new books. Bring a notepad and create this year’s book club list! Ticket price includes lunch.

Lunch Menu:

Quinoa salad with tomatoes, cucumber, roasted garlic vinaigrette

Option 1: Regular Lunch
Chicken breast stuffed with artichokes, almonds, spinach

Option 2: Vegetarian Lunch 
Roasted red Thai curried vegetables with scented Jasmine rice (vegan)

Seasonal fruit compote with whipped cream on orange cornmeal shortbread

Cash bar

Event Sponsor: Chris James

Doors open at 12:00 noon
Luncheon 12:30 – 2:00 pm

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September 29, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Kingston WritersFest


Islandview Room, Holiday Inn
2 Princess St
Kingston, Ontario K7L 1A2 Canada
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View and download the digital Program Guide or Schedule-at-a-Glance!

Tickets can be purchased directly from the Grand Theatre Box Office online (click the ‘Buy Now’ ticket icon), in person at 218 Princess Street, or by phone (613-530-2050) until 6 pm on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.

Ticket prices are listed as Pre-Festival (purchased by 6 pm on Tuesday, September 24), and Festival (all tickets purchased once the Festival has begun):

Regular Onstage 
General Admission $20 Adv/$22 Fest; Senior $18 Pre/$20 Fest

Festival Field Trip
General Admission $20 Adv/$22 Fest; Senior $18 Pre/$20 Fest; Student $5 Pre/ $8 Fest

Writers Retreat Classes General Admission $35 Pre/$40 Fest; Senior $32 Pre/$38 Fest

Robertson Davies Dinner, Book Lovers’ Lunch and The Long Table General Admission $45; Senior $40

Literary Pub (S)crawl General Admission $40 (includes 3 beverages; $27 (event only)

BUY 5 and SAVE – available for regular events OR Writers Retreat classes! Add EITHER 5 regular onstage OR 5 Writers Retreat tickets to your cart, change the price point to 5 AND SAVE and the discount will automatically be applied.

OFFSEASON EVENTS: View event description carefully for details on price, advance sale cut-offs, and venue.

FEES: All ticket prices include HST. Please be advised that the Grand Theatre Box Office will add a handling fee of $3.80/ticket.

TICKET PICK-UP: Any tickets that are not picked up at the Grand Theatre before 12 pm on Wednesday, September 25th will be brought to the onsite box office at the Holiday Inn. You may pick up your tickets at the Holiday Inn at any time during onsite box office hours (30 minutes before the first onsite event of the day til 15 minutes after the last event of the day).

During the festival, tickets are ONLY available onsite from the Festival Box Office on the main floor of the Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront.

EXCHANGES and REFUNDS: We do not offer exchanges or refunds on tickets (except when an event is cancelled), so please plan before you buy. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of KWF staff.

PHOTOGRAPHS: No flash photography, video recorders or tape recorders, please.