Knowlton Literary Festival celebrates its 10th edition this year

Posted on: 24 September, 2019

Category: Events

The Knowlton Literary Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary on the weekend of October 17th-20th with a varied and exciting line-up of Canadian writers.

The festival opens with a free poetry reading in Theatre Lac-Brome, dedicated to the memory of Sutton poet Susan Briscoe (1966-2018). Hosted by actor Mary Harvey, the evening will feature readings by four Townships poets, accompanied by John Barr at the piano.

In addition to a meet and greet with the students of Knowlton Academy on Friday, Childrens’ book author Sheree Fitch will also be conducting a two-part workshop on writing children’s stories.

On Friday evening, Ann-Marie MacDonald, host and narrator of CBC’s Doc Zone for eight seasons, and author of the novels Fall on Your Knees and The Way the Crow Flies, will be reading from recent work and engaging in conversation with the audience.

For a free event on Saturday morning, the festival highlights the work of four Townships authors; Heather Croghan Moreland, Fred Langan, Ross Murray and Meghan Redmile. Also in attendance will be The Yamaska Literacy Council, the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network and the Write Here, Write Now Project. The event will be followed by a talk by Toronto short story writer Kathleen Miller.

Louise Penny and Shelagh Rogers take the stage in the Community Centre at 2:00 pm in what promises to be a lively and entertaining exchange.

Three-time winner of the Governor General’s award for fiction, Guy Vandherhaege, will be speaking on history and the historical novel as well as about his recent prize-winning collection Daddy Lenin and Other Stories.

The festival wraps up with two special events;  Barry Estabrook, author of Tomatoland, will deliver a talk entitled “From Harvest of Shame to Harvest of Hope” . The festival concludes with a buffet brunch followed by Kim Thúy, author of the novels Ru, Man and Vi.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at Brome Lake Books. 

Article via Knowlton Literary Festival