We presently have 3 components to our festival
The schools component offers elementary students from the Huntsville area the chance to interact with published authors in various capacities including listenening to readings, writing tips and Q & A sessions.
High school students have had the opportunity to listen to and interact with well-respected authors such as Richard B Wright.
We try to support local writer’s by offering workshops conducted by prominent members of the writing community. We also bring in publishers and agents to speak with local writers.
Over the course of the weekend, we have series of readings, presentations, talks, discussion forums, interviews and Q & A sessions with a wide variety of authors from around Canada and beyond.
Weekend Pass: $150.00 includes ALL events (exculding writers’ workshop)
Friday September 28
Writers’ Workshop 9-3.30 Algonquin Theatre
Presenters: David Layton, Carolyn Forde, Peter Robinson, Trevor Cole, Sherri Somerville
Tickets: $45 for half day, $75 for full day including lunch
Night of Awesome 7.30-11 Algonquin Theatre
Presenters: Neil Pasricha (with Huntsville high school students and Toronto Slam Poetry)
Tickets: $35 Students $20
Saturday September 29
Breakfast with Liz and Eva 9-11 Three Guys and a Stove
Presenters: Liz Hay and Eva Strachniak
Lunch with Carmen and Marina 11.30-1.30 Club 55
Presenters: Carmen Aguirre and Marina Nemat
Secrets and Lies 1.45- 3.00 Huntsville Public Library
Presenters: Linden MacIntyre and Andrew Pyper
NorthWords, the film 3.15-4.45 Algonquin Theatre
Presenters: Joseph Boyden and Alissa York
Gala Dinner 7-11 Deerhurst Resort
Presenters: Terry Fallis and Trevor Cole (with music from Muskoka
Jazz Guys and Big East)
Sunday September 30, 2012
Camp breakfast with Kevin Callan 10-12 River Mill Park (next to Algonquin Outfitters)
Presenter: Kevin Callan
Free event. $5 for breakfast. Kids under 12 eat free.
Kids Day 12-4 River Mill Park
A free family day of fun at the park.
Presenters: Gordon Korman, Freida Wishinsky, Aubrey Davis, Werner Zimmerman, Vikki Van Sickle, Funky Mamas, Toronto Poetry Slam
Monday October 1, 2012
Elementary School Day with Gordon Korman