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26. Robertson Davies Dinner *SOLD OUT!*

September 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Thomas King, novelist, short-story writer, essayist, screenwriter, and broadcaster is perhaps best known for An Inconvenient Indian, an authoritative account of Indigenous history in North America, believed by some to be the book every Canadian should read. In the tradition of Robertson Davies, Tom is a gifted storyteller and humourist who has a way with a story. Join him for a formal dinner event, brief keynote address, and conversation with radio journalist Eric Friesen about Tom’s writing life, his turn as a writer of the DreadfulWater mystery novels, and the past and future of Indigenous literature.

Dinner Menu

Chef’s seasonal greens with roasted tricolour beets, pumpkin seeds, and white balsamic dressing

(Choice of one)
Pan seared rainbow trout served with white and wild rice medley, Chef’s roasted seasonal vegetables, finished with a maple balsamic butter glaze
Chicken breast supreme stuffed with roasted pancetta, ricotta cheese, parmesan, spinach and walnuts
Vegetarian/Vegan/GF – Roasted red Thai curried vegetables with Basmati rice

Hand-made chocolate mousse served in an edible chocolate cup with fresh berries and whipped cream

Event Patron: Jennifer Surridge
Media Sponsor: Rogers Radio Kingston

 Celebrate the Literary, in honour of Robertson Davies and to recognize the founders of Kingston WritersFest  

Islandview Room
Doors 6:00 pm, Dinner 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Advance GA $45 Senior $40 / Festival GA $50 Senior $45 

CASH BAR. Taxes and Gratuity included.

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September 28, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Islandview Room, Holiday Inn
2 Princess St
Kingston, Ontario K7L 1A2 Canada
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Kingston WritersFest


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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.