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September 2018

27. Kingston WritersFest Community Outdoor Celebration

September 28 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Is there anything better than free outdoor entertainment on a Friday night in downtown Kingston? Join host Brett Christopher, music duo Jesse MacMillan and Anna Sudac, Beaverton editor Alex Huntley and other special guests for a lively program of words and sounds, as Kingston WritersFest pulls out all the stops to thank our community for ten great years of support. Be sure to stick around to catch the FIREWORKS!  Celebrate the Literary With support from Downtown Kingston!  8:30 – 10:00 pm Confederation Basin  FREE Event…

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00. Sugar and Snails: Children’s Book Launch

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Holidome, Holiday Inn, 2 Princess St
Kingston, o K7L 1A2 Canada
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Join local author Sarah Tsiang for a fun-filled double board book/picture book launch featuring readings, interactive craft activities and tasty book-themed snacks! Toesy Toes is a rhyming board book featuring piggledy-wiggledy digits in all their delightful glory. Toesy Toes head to the beach, jump around, take a bath and delight in being one of a baby's most adorable parts. Sugar and Snails offers a novel twist to a classic tale, asking who says that little girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice? Or that…

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41. TeensWrite! Songwriting

September 30 @ 11:59 am - 1:30 pm
Sir John A. Macdonald Room, Holiday Inn, Kingston Waterfront, 2 Princess St
Kingston, Ontario K7L1A2 Canada
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Do you have a notebook full of poems or lyrics? A tune that found its way to you through an instrument? A melody you can’t stop humming? No matter where you’re starting from, there’s a path to the song that wants to be written! Bring your words, melodies, instruments, ideas, and imagination to this songwriting masterclass with Jesse MacMillan and Anna Sudac. Through performance, exercises, and improvisation, you’ll walk away more confident, excited, and capable of turning good ideas into great songs! Teens only Limited enrolment.  FREE EVENT for Culture Days  This event…

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44. Viva Voce: YA Readings/Performances

September 30 @ 1:59 pm - 3:00 pm
Garden, Holiday Inn, 2 Princess St
Kingston, Ontario K7L 1A2 Canada
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We celebrate emerging literary talent in an energized hour of spoken-word, as promising young writers perform a curated selection of original and traditional pieces. Headlined by Kingston performance poet Alyssa Cooper and featuring 2014 Poetry In Voice champion Ian Hogeboom-Burr and 2017/18 Protégé Project students, this event gives you a chance to discover young Kingston talent. Join us in the Holiday Inn Garden where you can pull up a seat (bring your own lawn chair.) Prepare to be wowed. We welcome all ages. Follow…

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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.