Your event ticket is tied to the overall Festival dates on Brown Paper Tickets, that means the time you see is the starting date and time is that of the Festival.

Unfortunately, we have not been able to change the dates on the platform, so please be mindful of the correct date & time, and put a reminder in your calendar.

All tickets are still valid as long as you purchase for the correct event name.

Yes, there is a senior’s discount for those over 60.

The code is KWF60 and, on our Brown Paper Tickets event page, you will need to scroll all the way to the bottom until you see a blue line saying “Enter Password or Discount Code”.

Click on it and enter the code, click on “Show Available Tickets”.

All events with a discount will be revealed in yellow.

We are selling a limited amount of virtual tickets for our onstage events to all those who have health concerns or are unable to join us in-person this year.

When purchasing your tickets on Brown Paper Tickets, a questionnaire will appear at the end asking if these are in-person or virtual.

Please note, you cannot show up to an in-person event with a virtual ticket as seating is limited.

Exceptions apply: 13. Book Lovers’ Lunch, 27.The Last Chapter Brunch and all Writers Retreat workshops.

No, our Writers Retreat Pass gives you access to either all 12 of our workshops, with our 4-day Pass, or 2 days of workshops, the days of your choosing.

Please note, when buying a 2-day pass, the questionnaire will ask for the two days you will be registering for.

The Festival Pass includes all onstage events except our two food events, the BookLovers’ Lunch & Last Chapter Brunch, and our Trivia Night and all Writers Studio workshops.

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Protocols

Community safety remains our top priority. We have formed our policies using the recommendations of the most current information from the Public Health Agency of Canada, KFL&A Public Health, and the Government of Ontario.

This information will be continuously updated with any new information or guidelines.


We ask that you do not come to any in-person events if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • New or worsening cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • New muscle aches or headache
  • Sore throat

And/Or – Are a close contact of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.

If you experience any of the above, or if you are not feeling comfortable attending your event in person, you can still access a live-stream and participate in the Q&A virtually. Please email us at info@ to discuss what options are available to you.


Please help us maintain a safe festival experience by being patient, and remaining flexible and compassionate. We understand that this has been a hard last two years, but protocols such as these ensure we can hold in-person events and keep everyone, our artists and our patrons, safe.

We ask that you:

  • Wear a Mask: We encourage all patrons to wear face masks at our events. Mask wearing will be required except for our food events and writers workshops. We will also be distributing masks in the lobby for all those who require one.
  • Maintain Social Distance: Please give people space while waiting in line, in the lobby, and for book signings.
  • Stay Sanitized: We will have sanitation stations at all entrances and at various places inside the venue—please use those or wash your hands for safety.

Once in line, your ticket will be scanned for touchless ticketing by a masked volunteer.

Once inside the room, please pay attention to and respect any signage regarding distancing, seat-spacing, etc.

All rooms are cleaned and sanitized in between events.

All staff and volunteers will be masked.