Read through the 2018 Stratford Writers Festival Author Lineup!
This year Stratford Writers Festival welcomes award-winning and emerging authors who will share ideas and explore some of the current issues affecting our lives today. The collection of voices coming to our 2018 Festival, taking place from October 14-23, will explore poignant stories, share unexpected tales, and enrich our understanding of what it is to be alive today.
Find out more about this lineup by reading the Author Biographies in our event listings or from this summary:
Lebanese-Canadian author Najwa Zebian addresses displacement, discrimination, and abuse in her writing. Since her first self-published poetry and prose collection in 2016, Najwa has become an inspiration to millions of people worldwide as her words encourage others to build a home within themselves.
Brampton native Lynne Golding’s debut novel, The Innocent, sheds light on the early 1900s in Canada, specifically Brampton. Based on conversations and interviews with her great-aunt, her historical fiction novel unearths stories with which many readers may not be familiar.
While wars and refugee crises continue, we are looking at stories from years past with the revered voice of Tim Cook, who will be joined by actor Tim Campbell and the Factory Arts String Quartet to add even more emotion to the stories from his latest book, The Secret History of Soldiers: How Canadians Survived the Great War.
Elsewhere, our program features many of Canada’s beloved writers including Eden Robinson (Trickster Drift), Cherie Dimaline (The Marrow Thieves), and Sarah Selecky (Radiant Shimmering Light).
During the fall season, Stratford Writers Festival will also present various writing workshops and a writing retreat with Sarah Selecky, along with a Songwriters Circle with Trent Severn and a special guest.
Which author are you most looking forward to seeing?