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“Events included one-on-one interviews, book signings, readings, pitch sessions, and a literature-themed brunch paired with live music.” —The Gazette


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“Events included one-on-one interviews, book signings, readings, pitch sessions, and a literature-themed brunch paired with live music.” —The Gazette


“The inaugural festival features session ranging from writing workshops to meals with authors to readings and panels.” —Quill and Quire

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“Events included one-on-one interviews, book signings, readings, pitch sessions, and a literature-themed brunch paired with live music.” —The Gazette


“The inaugural festival features session ranging from writing workshops to meals with authors to readings and panels.” —Quill and Quire

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Don’t miss the Annual Stratford Writers Festival!

“Events included one-on-one interviews, book signings, readings, pitch sessions, and a literature-themed brunch paired with live music.” —The Gazette


“The inaugural festival features session ranging from writing workshops to meals with authors to readings and panels.” —Quill and Quire

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“Events included one-on-one interviews, book signings, readings, pitch sessions, and a literature-themed brunch paired with live music.” —The Gazette


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“The inaugural festival features session ranging from writing workshops to meals with authors to readings and panels.” —Quill and Quire

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Don’t miss the Annual Stratford Writers Festival!

“Events included one-on-one interviews, book signings, readings, pitch sessions, and a literature-themed brunch paired with live music.” —The Gazette


“The inaugural festival features session ranging from writing workshops to meals with authors to readings and panels.” —Quill and Quire

Author Photo Coming Soon

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Don’t miss the Annual Stratford Writers Festival!

“Events included one-on-one interviews, book signings, readings, pitch sessions, and a literature-themed brunch paired with live music.” —The Gazette


“The inaugural festival features session ranging from writing workshops to meals with authors to readings and panels.” —Quill and Quire

Author Photo Coming Soon

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Don’t miss the Annual Stratford Writers Festival!

“Events included one-on-one interviews, book signings, readings, pitch sessions, and a literature-themed brunch paired with live music.” —The Gazette


“The inaugural festival features session ranging from writing workshops to meals with authors to readings and panels.” —Quill and Quire

Author Photo Coming Soon

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Don’t miss the Annual Stratford Writers Festival!

“Events included one-on-one interviews, book signings, readings, pitch sessions, and a literature-themed brunch paired with live music.” —The Gazette


“The inaugural festival features session ranging from writing workshops to meals with authors to readings and panels.” —Quill and Quire

Author Photo Coming Soon

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Don’t miss the Annual Stratford Writers Festival!

“Events included one-on-one interviews, book signings, readings, pitch sessions, and a literature-themed brunch paired with live music.” —The Gazette


“The inaugural festival features session ranging from writing workshops to meals with authors to readings and panels.” —Quill and Quire

Author Photo Coming Soon

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Author Photo Coming Soon

Don’t miss the Annual Stratford Writers Festival!

“Events included one-on-one interviews, book signings, readings, pitch sessions, and a literature-themed brunch paired with live music.” —The Gazette


“The inaugural festival features session ranging from writing workshops to meals with authors to readings and panels.” —Quill and Quire

Author Photo Coming Soon

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Author Photo Coming Soon

Don’t miss the Annual Stratford Writers Festival!

“Events included one-on-one interviews, book signings, readings, pitch sessions, and a literature-themed brunch paired with live music.” —The Gazette


“The inaugural festival features session ranging from writing workshops to meals with authors to readings and panels.” —Quill and Quire

Author Photo Coming Soon

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Author Photo Coming Soon

Don’t miss the Annual Stratford Writers Festival!

“Events included one-on-one interviews, book signings, readings, pitch sessions, and a literature-themed brunch paired with live music.” —The Gazette


“The inaugural festival features session ranging from writing workshops to meals with authors to readings and panels.” —Quill and Quire

Author Photo Coming Soon

Check back soon for details on this session.

Author Photo Coming Soon

Don’t miss the Annual Stratford Writers Festival!

“Events included one-on-one interviews, book signings, readings, pitch sessions, and a literature-themed brunch paired with live music.” —The Gazette


“The inaugural festival features session ranging from writing workshops to meals with authors to readings and panels.” —Quill and Quire

Author Photo Coming Soon

Check back soon for details on this session.

Author Photo Coming Soon

Don’t miss the Annual Stratford Writers Festival!

“Events included one-on-one interviews, book signings, readings, pitch sessions, and a literature-themed brunch paired with live music.” —The Gazette


“The inaugural festival features session ranging from writing workshops to meals with authors to readings and panels.” —Quill and Quire

Author Photo Coming Soon

Check back soon for details on this session.

Author Photo Coming Soon

Don’t miss the Annual Stratford Writers Festival!

“Events included one-on-one interviews, book signings, readings, pitch sessions, and a literature-themed brunch paired with live music.” —The Gazette


“The inaugural festival features session ranging from writing workshops to meals with authors to readings and panels.” —Quill and Quire

Author Photo Coming Soon

Check back soon for details on this session.

Author Photo Coming Soon

Don’t miss the Annual Stratford Writers Festival!

“Events included one-on-one interviews, book signings, readings, pitch sessions, and a literature-themed brunch paired with live music.” —The Gazette


“The inaugural festival features session ranging from writing workshops to meals with authors to readings and panels.” —Quill and Quire

Author Photo Coming Soon

Check back soon for details on this session.

Author Photo Coming Soon

Don’t miss the Annual Stratford Writers Festival!

“Events included one-on-one interviews, book signings, readings, pitch sessions, and a literature-themed brunch paired with live music.” —The Gazette


“The inaugural festival features session ranging from writing workshops to meals with authors to readings and panels.” —Quill and Quire

Author Photo Coming Soon

Check back soon for details on this session.

Author Photo Coming Soon

Don’t miss the Annual Stratford Writers Festival!

“Events included one-on-one interviews, book signings, readings, pitch sessions, and a literature-themed brunch paired with live music.” —The Gazette


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Connect with Writers & Readers

Meet your favourite and up-and-coming authors, learn about the inspiration behind their books, and hear their stories come to life. We offer more than a reading, as our events also feature unique aspects such as actors reading from the book, musical literary performance, on-stage Q&As where authors engage with the audience, or panel discussions between peers.

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Meet face to face with an editor in a private session and share your story idea.

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Experience the Intersection of Art & Literature

Step beyond the pages of a book and experience the intersection of literature and the arts. Attend a literary musical performance or savour the culinary arts in a literary brunch.

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Book Lovers Can’t Wait to Attend!

See what others have to say!

“The literary community in Stratford is both large and diverse.”

The Stratford Writer’s Festival is an amazing event, since the literary community in Stratford is both large and diverse. Having authors visit and share their books and writing experience benefits Stratford’s writing community, and all the dedicated readers here as well. It’s a great opportunity to hear from authors who otherwise wouldn’t be visiting our region, and to enjoy literature alongside other art forms like music and fine cuisine.

– Melanie Kindrachuk, Public Service Librarian, Stratford Public Library

“The Stratford Writer’s Festival in October is an exciting addition to the cultural encounters that make Stratford Canada’s Premier Arts Town!”
Kristin Sainsbury, Executive Director, Stratford Tourism Alliance

Stratford: A fusion of literature and the arts

Our unique programming offers an intersection of literature and the arts, from actors reading along with authors, to literary musical performances. There’s so much to see and do in Stratford, from strolling the acres of parks and gardens along the Avon River, to cafes and restaurants, theatre, art galleries and music.

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Meet our Sponsors & Partners

It takes a dedicated team to deliver a unique literary arts festival where writers can share their story. We are grateful to our sponsors and partners for their continued support.

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Submissions

Submissions are accepted year-round

For further information regarding the submission process, please read through the questions and answers below. If you have any additional questions regarding eligibility or the submission process, please email us.

Participants at the DigiWriting Stratford Writers Festival and other literary events are invited based on the strength of their published work. Generally submissions are sent by publishers, but we do accept submissions directly from writers. In order to be considered for an invitation to appear at the Festivals or any year-round Festival events, publishers and authors are invited to submit a one page proposal along with any promotional materials or relevant press clippings.

To have work considered for DigiWriting Stratford Festival events, please send at least one copy and accompanying materials to:

DigiWriting
356 Ontario St.
#299
Stratford, ON
N5A 7X6

Or send electronic copies (PDF or ePUB) to: our email

Above all, we look for writing of exceptional quality, but we are also committed to representing a broad range of genres, styles and places of origin.
There is not a firm deadline for submissions but invitations and scheduling are usually finalized months prior to the event. Because there are so many submissions, the earlier you can get work to us, the more likely we will be able to seriously consider it.
While we prefer print copies, early reading copies and uncorrected proofs in electronic format (PDF or ePUB) for future releases are acceptable. Manuscripts, however, are not acceptable. We are most interested in books that will be available in time for the start of the festival. Please note that due to the volume of submissions, we cannot return material submitted, but books are donated to the Stratford Free Little Library project and relevant charities.
Yes, we do accept self-published books. Please follow the same submission instructions already posted.
Please note that while we receive many submissions and recommendations from enthusiasts, presentation slots in the schedule are limited. We are very grateful for this interest in our festival and do take time to consider proposals, but due to the high volume of submissions, we are unable to respond to every recommendation and only writers invited to participate will receive a response.

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