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31. Book Lovers’ Lunch *SOLD OUT*

September 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

We delight in presenting the charming Ben McNally, of Toronto’s Ben McNally Books, to submit his latest installation of “Preview Picks.” With a lifetime career of recommending books to discerning readers, Ben knows whereof he speaks. In our popular Book Lovers’ Lunch, his relaxed delivery and fascinating anecdotes from the world of Canadian publishing have built him a devoted following at KWF. Bring a notepad and create this year’s book club list! Buy early – this event sells out quickly!
Ticket price includes lunch. Cash bar.  

The Menu

Tomato and cucumber salad garnished with bocconcini cheese, finished with a creamy basil dressing

Main (choice of 1)
Fish: Lightly dusted cod fillets, pan seared and finished with a white wine and pistachio butter sauce
Regular: Pork tenderloin medallions with a peach and apple chutney
Vegetarian: Acorn squash stuffed with roasted sweet potato, ground veg crumble, zucchini, finished with arrabbiata sauce

Bumbleberry shortcake with caramelized sugar, whipped cream and maple glaze

Chef is happy to accommodate your request and provide a GF option for you. Please email

Saturday, September 29, 2018  

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

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

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September 29, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Islandview Room, Holiday Inn
2 Princess St
Kingston, Ontario K7L 1A2 Canada
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Kingston WritersFest


Want more info?

Coming July 10 – click on our digital Program Guide or Schedule-at-a-Glance to view and download!

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 and Festival Field Trip events
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 -and- Book Lovers’ Lunch
General Admission $45 Pre/$50 Fest; Senior $40 Pre/$45 Fest
Literary Pub (S)crawl General Admission $30 Pre/$35 Fest; Senior $27 Pre/$32 Fest
BUY 5 and SAVE – available for regular events OR Writers Retreat classes! Simply add EITHER 5 regular onstage OR 5 Writers Retreat tickets to your cart 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 $3.50/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.