Stratford Writers Festival enters its third season!

Now in its third year in 2018, the Stratford Writers Festival will once again present a wide range of Canadian literary talent, including bestselling and award-winning authors as well as emerging writers. This year’s festival will run from October 14–22, opening with a co-production with INNERchamber as actor Tim Campbell and the Factory Arts String Quartet join celebrated military historian Tim Cook in presenting stories from his latest book, The Secret History of Soldiers: How Canadians Survived the Great War.

As well, in 2018 the festival will present a couple of Canada’s most distinguished Indigenous writers. On Sunday, October 21, Métis writer Cherie Dimaline—whose novel The Marrow Thieves won the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Kirkus Prize, and was shortlisted for the Indigenous Literature Award, the Trillium Book Award, and Canada Reads—will sit down for an intimate conversation with comedian and broadcaster Candy Palmater. On Monday, October 22, Eden Robinson, winner of the Writers’ Trust Engel/Findley Award for her body of work, will read from her new book, Trickster Drift, the second book in the trilogy that began with the Scotiabank Giller Prize–shortlisted Son of a Trickster.

Building on the success of last year’s event, the 2018 Stratford Writers Festival will once again include a Songwriters Circle at Revival House, during which musicians will perform and share the stories behind their songs.

Friday and Saturday will include educational components and Sunday will featured a lineup of panel discussions and a keynote with author Najwa Zebian.

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