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Join the vibrant literary arts community in Stratford, Ontario.

While it’s known as Canada’s home to the Bard, Stratford takes pride in more than playwrights and poets. Award-winning Canadian authors have called Stratford home, from Timothy Findley to Jane Urquaardt.

This October, the literary community of Stratford is inviting all writers and readers to a weekend of literature to celebrate the art and craft of writing. We have assembled award-winning Canadian authors, as well as emerging Canadian and local writers in this two-day festival. Our mission is to give fans and readers an opportunity to hear, appreciate, and interact with writers, and inspire a love of reading in all. We encourage every emerging author to “Share Your Story.”

Featuring actor readings, musical literary performances, interactive workshops, and inspiring talks, the Stratford Writers Festival is undoubtedly one of the most dramatic writers festivals in Canada. Please ensure that October 22 and 23 are marked on your literary calendars, and join us as we celebrate our shared passion for books, writing, and reading!