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Thank You to Everyone Who Mentioned the Festival on Social Media! Throughout the Stratford Writers Festival, our team was busy moving between venues, setting up stages, posting signs, and welcoming guests. However, between all of this, we were astonished by the amount of positive feedback and engagement the festival received on social media. If you [...]
Thank you to everyone who helped make the Stratford Writers Festival a huge success! The Stratford Writers Festival is a success because of you - our audience - and the generous support of many local writers (Thank you, Alison!) and organizations. Thanks to all of you, the festival was so successful that attendees and authors are already excited to return [...]
Things To Take To A Book Festival You’ve got your ticket, planned which authors you'll see, decided which workshops you'll take, and figured out what you’ll wear, but that’s about as far as your festival planning has taken you. Not to fear - our literature festival essentials list will ensure you don’t forget anything! You never [...]
Pitch Your Story at the Stratford Writers Festival With the success of #CanLitPit, we wanted to give writers an opportunity to meet with editors face-to-face while attending the Writers Festival in Stratford. Space is limited for our #CanLitPit Live event, so register now to secure your spot! How a Pitch Session Works Writers meet one-on-one with an [...]
Introducing Kim Echlin We're thrilled to have Giller Prize nominee Kim Echlin joining our festival on October 23, 2016. Echlin is the author of Elephant Winter, Dagmar’s Daughter, and Inanna: From the Myths of Ancient Sumer. Her third novel, The Disappeared, was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and won the Barnes & Noble Discover [...]
Dynamic Literary Festival comes to Stratford, Ontario this October Mark your literary calendars for October 22 and 23, 2016, as award-winning international and Canadian authors and emerging Canadian and local writers come to Stratford for a two-day writers festival. From Giller Prize nominee Kim Echlin, to RBC Taylor Prize winner Plum Johnson, to Lambda Literary Award winner Farzana Doctor, there are [...]