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An Evening with Katherena Vermette *SOLD OUT*

March 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm



Join Kingston WritersFest and Queen’s Reads for a special offseason event featuring author Katherena Vermette as she discusses her career and her multi-award winning book The Break.

When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window one evening and spots someone in trouble on the Break ― a barren field on an isolated strip of land outside her house ― she calls the police to alert them to a possible crime. In a series of shifting narratives, people who are connected, both directly and indirectly, with the victim ― police, family, and friends ― tell their personal stories leading up to that fateful night.

A book signing will follow the onstage event. Books will be available for sale from Novel Idea books at the back of the room.

Are you a member of the Queen’s community? A limited number of free tickets are available to students, staff, and faculty members of Queen’s University. Find out more here

BONUS: All event attendees will enjoy FREE access to the current not-to-be-missed Kent Monkman Shame and Prejudice exhibition.

Tickets $20 advance. Price includes HST and all handling fees.
Advance tickets available online* here and at Novel Idea Books.

All tickets to this event are now SOLD OUT. The venue is at capacity, and there will NOT be rush tickets at the door.

If you have already purchased a ticket, a reminder that your Paypal receipt doubles as your ticket. Please print out your receipt or display it at the door to the event. You will not be issued a separate ticket for this event.

Agnes Etherington Art Centre
36 University Ave, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

A proud co-presentation with:


March 7, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Categories:


Kingston WritersFest
Queen’s Reads


Agnes Etherington Art Centre
36 University Avenue
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 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.