Events for Youth

Events for Kids, K-8 

The popular and fun Authors@School program is back in class! Kingston WritersFest is proud to bring some of Canada’s best children’s authors to Kingston area elementary to share stories and illustrate the power of words to inspire and delight. This is a chance to nurture Canada’s future writers and readers, and to demonstrate that the written word is not only captivating, but accessible. 

This year, Amanda West Lewis, Christiane Duchesne, Heather O’Connor and Darcy Whitecrow, and Cary Fagan visit eight schools on Wednesday, September 28. Young audiences get the chance to meet writers, participate in on-the-spot illustrations, listen to story readings, and learn about worlds beyond their own. 

Festival Field Trips

Thursday, September 29

Kingston WritersFest welcomes students to a day of events designed to inform and inspire. The program features a range of critically acclaimed authors chosen for their literary talent, compelling topics, and skill in connecting with readers of all ages.

3. The Art of Positive Troublemaking
September 29 @ 9:30 – 10:30 am

4. Otherworldly Adventures 
September 29 @ 9:30 – 10:30 am 

5. Run With the Stars: Preserving Indigenous Stories 
September 29 @ 11:00am – 12:00pm
Due to high demand, this event has been moved from the Islandview to the Bellevue Ballroom, located on the same floor.

7. Whose Dream Is It, Anyways?
September 29 @ 11:00am – 12:00pm
This event has been moved from the Bellevue Ballroom to the Islandview, located on the same floor.

Teens Write Classes

Our TeensWrite! Studio events will take place in the Junction Room, first floor, at the Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront.

TWS 1. Writing You
9:30 – 10:45am

TWS2. Worldbuilding (Yes, Even in Contemporary)
11:00 am – 12:15 pm

TWS 3. Positive Troublemaking 101
12:30 – 1:45 pm