Writers Retreat | Offsite Event | Food Event | Coffee Event | Cash bar | Included in Festival Pass
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An Evening with Bruce and Vicki Heyman
May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$35
Advance ticket sales are now closed. A limited number of tickets will be available for sale at the door.
Kingston WritersFest presents an exclusive evening with former US Ambassador Bruce Heyman and Vicki Heyman, co-authors of The Art of Diplomacy. Bruce served as the United States Ambassador to Canada under President Barack Obama from 2014 until 2017, and this book, written in alternating chapters with his partner Vicki, is a personal and insightful call to action and a much-needed book about one of the most important bilateral relationships in the world—the relationship between Canada and the US—and why diplomacy matters now more than ever before.
Bruce and Vicki will speak with interviewer Eric Friesen about their three years in Canada, tell behind-the-scenes stories and discuss the importance of creating cultural and artistic exchange between Canada and the US, of promoting economic and trade interests, and overall, of making a lasting positive impact on one of the most important relationships in the free world today.
Ambassador Bruce Heyman appears regularly on CBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg, CTV, CNBC, and other media outlets as an expert on trade and bilateral issues. Vicki Heyman was an American cultural envoy in Canada, leading cross-border conversations and programs related to the arts, social innovation, and youth engagement. She is on the board of the Council for Canadian American Relations, the international advisory board of C2 Montreal, and Chicago Media Project. Vicki and Bruce live in Chicago where they are co-founders of Uncharted,llc.
Connect to the Heymans on Twitter @BruceAHeyman and @vshey
Books will be available for sale at the event, and a book signing will follow the onstage event.
Event Sponsor: Investment Planning Counsel Kingston
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Door $40 regular admission | $35 senior/students
FESTIVAL TICKET INFO + PRICES 2019
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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):
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.