Kingston WritersFest 2023: Delve Into Literary Delights
Hosted at the scenic Holiday Inn Waterfront, the Kingston WritersFest 2023 promises a captivating experience for every literature enthusiast. With more than 40 distinguished authors converging for over 50 enthralling events, this year’s festival is truly unparalleled. Click Here for Ticket Packages
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Hot Off the Press: Engage in a profound conversation with Heather O’Neill and Merilyn Simonds at Islandview, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Proudly sponsored by Chris James from Curate.Social.
Thursday, September 28, 2023
Dive deep into various masterclasses and events including:
Writing Memoir with Wayne Grady.
The Truth About Bodies in Motion by Tanis MacDonald.
The African Samurai – A solo presentation by Craig Shreve at Bellevue.
Do not miss the Art After Dark Exhibit by Oliver McPartlin at Curate.Social.
Friday, September 29, 2023
Friday offers an eclectic range of Master Classes, from ScreenWriting by Armand Garnet Ruffo to Metafiction with Kevin Chong. The day wraps with Late Nights with KWF: Hives of Activity, showcasing readings by Jason Heroux, Stuart Ross, and Paul Vermeersch.
Saturday, September 30, 2023
Start your day with Leanne Lieberman’s presentation on Messy Lives and transition into the realm of poetry with Poetry Writing for Teens by Sarah Tsiang. Delve into discussions like The Black Experience in Kingston with a brilliant panel including Britta Badour and Otoniya J. Otok Bitek. The day culminates with The Big Idea: CanLit UnBound panel, proudly sponsored by The Walrus.
Sunday, October 1, 2023
Sunday ensures continued engagement with Patrick deWitt discussing The Librarianist and the delectable Last Chapter Brunch: Foraged Flavours with Diane Borsato, a treat sponsored by Edible Ottawa.
Moreover, throughout the festival, immerse yourself in sessions addressing themes like the opioid crisis, indigenous women’s issues, and folklore. Notably, there’s also an author lunch, literary trivia night, stage readings, and mesmerizing musical performances.
A Special Note: Events are spread across multiple venues including Islandview, Bellevue, Crawford Room, Wolfe Island Hotel, and the central location of Holiday Inn Waterfront. Some events come with limited enrollment, ensuring a personalized and intimate experience. Always check timings and make necessary reservations.
With a diverse range of voices and stories set against the backdrop of the serene waterfront, the Kingston WritersFest 2023 is an event not to be missed.