Tricia Knowles is a cultural curator, festival and event producer, and arts promoter. Tricia has worked on a number of festivals such as Kingston WritersFest, Ottawa’s Music and Beyond, Fort Fright, Skeleton Park Arts Festival, Harvest festival, and WiccanFest among many others. She co-founded the Limestone Tattoo Arts Festival, The Pan Am Cultural Festival, and contributed to the creative concept of Lumina Borealis. Passionate about the environment as well as the arts, Tricia founded and developed Kingston Unplugged, a local environmental music, and arts event in support of the World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour initiative, which ran for 10 years. 

Possessing an adoration for festivals and how they can be incorporated into improving the quality of life for the city’s residents is at the core of every project – creating space to bring different artistic disciplines together for spectacle and community. This love lead Tricia to obtaining a certificate in Cultural Planning and Development with UBC. Tricia is also a promotions and marketing professional with 20 years of experience working in media. She has held marketing, writing and on-air positions with many prominent broadcasters before transitioning to a successful freelance career in media and public relations. 

Tricia is a stiltwalker, amateur body painter, and lover of all things circus she happily sits on the Downtown Kingston! Buskers Rendezvous selection committee. 

Appearing in:
8. Herbariums: Meditations on Forgotten Flora
25. Making Mischief: The Trickster Trilogy 



Past Festival Appearances

2020: 16. What is Certain? Historical/Speculative Fiction, 20. The Opposite of Identical: Fiction