*This program is preliminary and subject to change. Author bios and workshop descriptions soon to come!

Friday, November 4 @ 7:30pm – CIGI Campus Auditorium
67 Erb St. W, Waterloo

Alternate histories with Guy Gavriel Kay and Rosemary Sullivan

+ winners of The New Quarterly’s fiction, non-fiction, and poetry contests

$10 admission (+ 13% HST) – or free with a print subscription to The New Quarterly OR featured book purchase at Words Worth Books


Saturday, November 5 – Balsillie School of International Affairs (CIGI campus)
67 Erb St. W, Waterloo

8:30 – 9:30 am:
9:30 – 10:50 am:

Writer’s Craft Class – $20

Isabel Huggan

Introduced by Barb Carter


The Publishing Panel:
Why Small is Big

Biblioasis, House of Anansi, The New Quarterly, Tightrope, and Vellicule

Moderated by Susan Scott, Non-fiction Editor at
The New Quarterly

Writer’s Craft Class – $20

Erin Bow

11:10 – 12:30 pm:

Writer’s Craft Class – $20

Angela Misri

Panel Discussion

What is Lost (or Found) in Translation
Leonarda Carranza, Michael Crummey, Jessica Moore, Dmitri Nasrallah, Elena Wolf

Writer’s Craft Class – $20

Madeleine Thien

Introduced by Pamela Mulloy

12:30 – 1:30 pm:
with Book Signing from 12:30 – 1:00
1:30 – 2:50 pm:

Writer’s Craft Class – $20

This is Not My Life: Non-Fiction
Diane Schoemperlen

Wild Writers Panel

Kirsteen MacLeod, Kerry-Lee Powell, Brent van Staalduinen and another writer TBA

Writer’s Craft Class – $20

The Art of Dialogue
Pamela Mordecai

3:10 – 4:30 pm:

Writer’s Craft Class – $20

Writing a Thriller

Wild Writers Panel

Falling in Love with Poetry
Chris Banks, Michael Crummey, Isabel Huggan, and Kerry-Lee Powell

Moderated by Kim Jernigan

Writer’s Craft Class – $20

Isabel Huggan

4:30 – 5:30 pm:
Book Signing

Saturday, November 5 @ 7:00pm – The Jazz Room
59 King Street North, Waterloo

Speakeasy Featuring An On-Stage Interview with Zarqa Nawaz

+ Bruce Johnstone as MC

+ live music

$15 admission (+ 13% HST)

Sunday, November 6 @ 10:00am – The Boathouse
57 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener

Literary Brunch
with Helen Humphreys, Madeleine Thien, and Alyssa York

Moderated by Sharron Smith

Coffee with the authors begins at 10:00 followed by The Boathouse’s breakfast fare. The writers will discuss their latest work, the writing process, and life as a writer. Intimate, casual, engaging – an ideal way to spend a Sunday morning.

$35 admission (+ 13% HST)

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