Teachers! Bring your students to our 11th annual Festival.
Festival Field Trip and TeensWrite! events take place on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront, 2 Princess Street

Last year many of our student-centered events were sold out a week before the Festival. You can reserve ahead by June 30 (payment by September 14). Contact Ying Lee educationmanager@kingstonwritersfest.ca

Student pricing is available solely on this page using credit cards or PayPal (You CAN NOT get group class tickets through the Grand Theatre).
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.

Having trouble paying with Paypal, or simply prefer to pay by cheque? Please contact us with the tickets you’d like to order, and we will provide you with an invoice. Please make cheques payable to Kingston WritersFest. Payment must be received by September 14th.

Teachers - Buy your Class Tickets Here!

New Fiction

4. Ghosts, Truths, and the Power Within (9:30 – 10:30 am)
Old magic, deceit, and mystery link the latest works by novelists David Alexander Robertson, a Swampy Cree, and Algonquin Anishinaabe, Karen McBride.

New Non-Fiction

5. Diving Into the Planet (9:30 – 10:30 am)
Internationally renowned cave diver Jill Heinerth takes us into the least-known crevices of Planet Earth.

TeensWrite! Master Class

6. Personal Poetry with Alyssa Cooper (9:30 – 10:45 am)
Learn how to use descriptive tools, try out performance techniques, and feel how the act of performing can change the written aspect of a poem. Limited enrolment.

7. Without Apology: YA Fiction (11:00 am – 12:00 pm)
Characters from two very different authors, S.K. Ali and Sabina Khan, share a common experience of exile and discovery.

8. Finding Freedom: The Myth of the Binary  (11:00 am – 12:00 pm)
Joshua M. Ferguson made history as the first person to receive a birth certificate declaring their gender as non-binary. Their memoir explores how they transformed early traumas into creativity, strength, and empathy.

9. I Love the Beautiful Strange Way You Speak to Me: Playwriting with Shannon Bramer (11:00 am – 12:15 pm)
This interactive workshop helps you create multi-dimensional characters and extend the boundaries of your writing with experiments. Limited enrolment.


10. Wolf Music (12:30 – 1:30 pm)
Can humans and wolves co-exist? Author Paula Wild asks a question that has major ramifications for our place in this world.

11. Words and Pix: The Graphic Novel with David Alexander Robertson (12:30 – 1:45 pm)
Take a tour of the graphic novel and learn how to plan your story’s structure, how to script it out and develop character and plot. Limited enrolment.