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21. Writing the First Page – WS
September 29, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
When browsing a bookstore, how many readers set aside a book after the first page? Agents and editors can be just as tough. But the good news is that they will all read the first page. Merilyn Simonds teaches you to craft an opening that plunges your readers irresistibly into your story. You’ll look at first lines, first paragraphs, and first pages in a variety of genres, analyzing how they achieve their effects and developing the tools to assess your own first page.
3:00 – 5:30 pm
Sir John A. Macdonald Room
Festival Ticket Prices 2018
Ticket prices are listed as Advance (purchased by 6 pm on Tuesday, September 25), and Festival (all tickets purchased once the Festival has begun):
Regular Onstage events General Admission: $20 Adv/$22 Fest; Senior $18 Adv/$20 Fest
Festival Field Trip events General Admission $20 Adv/$22 Fest; Senior $18 Adv/$20 Fest
Writers Retreat Classes General Admission $35 Adv/$40 Fest; Senior $32 Adv/$38 Fest
*Special event prices are listed in the event descriptions.*
Offseason Events: Please read event description carefully for details on price, advance sale cut-offs, and venue.
Kingston WritersFest 2018
FEES: All ticket prices include HST. Please be advised that the Grand Theatre Box Office will add a handling fee of $3.50/ticket.
TICKET PICK-UP: Any tickets – EXCEPT International Marquee tickets – that are not picked up at the Grand Theatre before 12 pm on Wednesday, September 26th will be brought to the onsite box office at the Holiday Inn. You may pick up your tickets there 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.