Wally Lamb to open Festival in the International Marquee

Now in its sixth year, Kingston WritersFest is confirmed as a prime Kingston cultural event and one of the top Canadian literary festivals. Our audiences visit from as far away as Vancouver, North Carolina, Vermont, and the UK, as well as Quebec and Ontario, and our authors come from around the world and down the block.

International best-selling author Wally Lamb opens the Festival on Wednesday, September 24, in the International Marquee. Author of She’s Come Undone, I Know This Much Is True, The Hour I First Believed, and We Are Water, Wally will read from his published work and engage in an onstage conversation with a high-profile moderator. Wally is also the editor of Couldn’t Keep It To Myself and I’ll Fly Away, two volumes of essays from students in his writing workshop at York Correctional Institution, a women’s prison in Connecticut, where he has been a volunteer facilitator for the past 14 years. Wally will also join us on Thursday, September 25, in a panel event that focuses on the writing currently being done in correctional institutions in North America and the value of literacy to rehabilitation.

Other authors confirmed include Governor General’s award-winning novelists Kate Pullinger and Miriam Toews, and best-selling YA author Eric Walters.

The complete list of events and full roster of authors will be available in late Spring.

Tickets go on sale August 7 at the Grand Theatre Box Office.

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