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21. WR: Choosing Your Words: What Diction and Naming Means *SOLD OUT*

September 28, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

*Individual tickets to this class are now SOLD OUT. Tickets are still available through the purchase of a Writers Retreat Package.

“Poems, novels, stories are built one word after another,” says poet Lorna Crozier. That sounds simple, but what goes into our choosing of which word we’ll use? Why “dolor” over “sadness”? Why “mutt” over “canine”? We’ll look at writers’ choices, from Yeats to Lise Gaston and do some writing of our own while we keep in mind this passage from Lewis Carroll: “Must a name mean something?” Alice asked doubtfully. “Of course, it must,” Humpty Dumpty said. “My name means the shape I am–and a good handsome shape it is, too.”
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Lakeview, Delta Hotel
12:30 – 3:00 pm

Advance GA $35 Senior $32 / Festival GA $40 Senior $38

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September 28, 2018
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Lakeview, Delta Hotel
1 Johnson St
Kingston, Ontario K7L 5H7 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.