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Book Lovers’ Lunch *SOLD OUT*

September 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Get your notepads ready – here’s your backstage pass to the publishing industry! No one is more plugged in that Ben McNally of Toronto’s Ben McNally Books, and he is ready to give you another year of insightful book recommendations for discerning readers – need we mention the charm, verve, and vigour with which he presents them? Always a festival favourite, the Book Lovers’ Lunch sells out quickly, so get your tickets now!

Lunch Menu
Comes with salad, choice of main, dessert, and coffee or tea

Boston bibb lettuce and spinach with crisp julienned apples, feta, red onions, and house-made mango vinaigrette

Meat Option
Top-stuffed chicken supreme with piped three-cheese herb stuffing, served with barley risotto and glazed maple carrots

Vegetarian Option (Vegan! Dairy, Egg, and Gluten Free)
Roasted squash stuffed with vegetable crumble ragu, served with rice and glazed maple carrots

Strawberry and lemon curd meringue tart with edible flower garnish

*** Please make a note of which entree you chose when placing your order. We will have a list of orders at the door, and cannot accommodate changes at the event. Please contact info@kingstonwriteresfest.ca with any dietary restrictions BEFORE the event.

12:00 – 2:00 pm
Doors open at noon; lunch served at 12:30 pm
General Admission $45 / $40 Senior
Advance ticket sales only. Tickets will not be available at the door. Price includes lunch. Cash bar.



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September 27, 2019
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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Want more info?

View and download the digital Program Guide or Schedule-at-a-Glance!

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.