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Kingston WritersFest presents The Right Honorable Mr. Jean Chrétien, former Prime Minister of Canada, with his new book My Stories, My Times. October 2018 marks twenty-five years since Jean Chrétien became prime minister. In this illuminating book, Mr. Chretien shares memories of his long years in the public eye, and the many leaders and luminaries that he has met and worked with. First elected to the House of Commons in 1963, Mr. Chrétien served as prime minister from 1993 to…Find out more »
Join Charles Frazier, acclaimed author of the bestselling historical novel, Cold Mountain, as he talks with Eric Friesen about Varina, which vividly brings to life the chaos and devastation of the American Civil War. In a Washington Post review Mary Doria Russell writes, “…Cold Mountain, was not only a massive bestseller about the Civil War, it was also a critical success. It won a 1997 National Book Award and was adapted for an Academy Award-winning film. In the 20 years since…Find out more »
FESTIVAL TICKET INFO + PRICES 2018
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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 25, 2018. International Marquee tickets will continue to be sold through the Grand until the event start time.
Ticket prices are listed as Pre-Festival (purchased by 6 pm on Tuesday, September 25), and Festival (all tickets purchased once the Festival has begun):
Regular Onstage and Festival Field Trip events
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
Celebrate the Literary: Breakfast with Peter Carey; Robertson Davies Dinner -and- Book Lovers’ Lunch
General Admission $45 Pre/$50 Fest; Senior $40 Pre/$45 Fest
Saturday Night SpeakEasy General Admission $30 Pre/$35 Fest; Senior $27 Pre/$32 Fest
Forgotten Foods of Forest, Field, & Orchard General Admission $25 Pre/$28 Fest; Senior $22 Pre/$25 Fest
BUY 5 and SAVE – available for regular events OR Writers Retreat classes! Simply add EITHER 5 regular onstage OR 5 Writers Retreat tickets to your cart 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 $3.50/ticket.
TICKET PICK-UP: Any tickets – EXCEPT International Marquee tickets – that are not picked up at the Grand Theatre before 12 pm on Wednesday, September 26th will be brought to the onsite box office at the Holiday Inn. You may pick up your tickets there 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.