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17. Celebrate the Literary: Breakfast with Peter Carey *SOLD OUT*

September 28, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Join our headlining international author Peter Carey for a delicious chat with Merilyn Simonds, and a serving of the literary at this special ‘brekky’, Down Under style. Delta’s executive chef Brent McAllister of AquaTerra serves up his interpretation of some of Australia’s iconic breakfasts. Whether it’s an avocado smash, granola with macadamias and bush berries, or a big fry up, you’ll enjoy a delicious variety of foods for every palate, washed down with Australian bush tea, coffee, and our signature mocktail – the Blue-tongued Lizard. A great start to your festival day, we reckon!

Buffet Menu courtesy of Executive Chef Brent McAllister

Blue Lizard mocktail, fruit juices
Avocado smash with grilled sourdough, poached egg, spinach, Glengarry chèvre, and roasted tomato
Outback home fries with fire-roasted pepper & caramelized onion
Herb-roasted mushroom mélange
Bacon & sausage
Yogurt parfaits with local granola, “bush” berries, & Upper Canada yogurt 
Coffee, tea

Celebrate the Literary
Media Sponsor: Corus Entertainment Kingston

Doors open at 8:30 am; Breakfast served at 9:00 am
Harbourview, Delta Hotel
GA $45 Senior $40*



September 28, 2018
8:30 am - 10:30 am
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Harbourview Room
Delta Hotels Kingston Waterfront, 1 Johnson St
Kingston, Ontario K7L5H7 Canada
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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.