Teachers! Bring your students to our 10th annual Festival.

Last year all our student-centred events were sold out a week before the Festival. You can reserve ahead by June 30 (payment by September 14). Contact Ann-Maureen Owens educationmanager@kingstonwritersfest.ca

Student pricing is available solely on this page using credit cards or PayPal (NOT the Grand Theatre) anytime after July 11.
To add multiple events to your cart, simply click on the first event you want to purchase, enter the desired quantity, then return to this page and click on the next event. Each event selected will automatically show up in your cart.

Teachers - Buy your Class Tickets Here!

New Fiction

4. Keeping Secrets: YA Fiction (9:30 – 10:30 am)
The conflict of conscience between loyalty and doing the right thing are explored in YA novels: This Book Betrays My Brother by South African novelist Kagiso Lesego Molope and Almost Invisible by local author Maureen Garvie. In conversation with moderator Shelley Tanaka.

New Non-Fiction

5. Marco Polo & Me: On the Silk Road (9:30 – 10:30 am)
Kate Harris discusses Lands of Lost Borders: Out of Bounds on the Silk Road to share her extraordinary, off-the-charts travels by bicycle along ancient trading routes into the forbidden territory of Tibet with Kate Kristiansen.

TeensWrite! Master Class

6. Writing Suspense with Tim Wynne-Jones (9:30 – 10:45 am)
All fiction writing always has to have suspense to keep the reader turning the page.

This event is now SOLD OUT, meaning all tickets have been reserved.

7. Living in Tumultuous Times: Historical Fiction (11:00 am – 12:00 pm)
Sandra Gulland presents her historical YA novel The Game of Hope, set in Napoleon’s France and told through the experience of his teenaged step-daughter.

8. History in Maps (11:00 am – 12:00 pm)
Adam Shoalts, a modern explorer who entertained us two years ago with his Arctic exploits delves into the exciting stories behind dry historic facts in A History of Canada in Ten Maps.

9. Creative Scribbling with Kenneth Oppel (11:00 am – 12:15 pm)
The basics of story creation and some tricks of the trade.

This event is now SOLD OUT, meaning all tickets have been reserved.

10. The Boy in the Photo: The Refugee Crisis (12:30 – 1:30 pm)
Canadian immigrant Tima Kurdi, the aunt of Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi, speaks to Larry Scanlan about The Boy on the Beach, her family’s story of searching for peace after tragic loss and hope for a new home.

12. Write Your Own Adventure with Kate Harris (12:30 – 1:45 pm)
Turning personal experience into Creative Non-fiction.

Only 6 tickets remain!