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1000 Islands Writers Festival


Event Description: 1000 Islands Writers Festival Line-up  or April 25-28 2019

Musician and storyteller Tom Wilson to headline along with favourites Terry Fallis, Jennifer Robson, Ted Barris and more!

The 5th annual 1000 Islands Writers Festival is thrilled to announce the outstanding list of authors and some of the partners participating in the 2019 Festival!
•    Musician, writer and artist Tom Wilson will headline an extraordinary and intimate evening of music and stories at the Thousand Islands Playhouse.
•    Author and historian Jennifer Robson’s new book The Gown, a tribute to the working class that holds a nation together, will be featured with an exhibit at the Arthur Child Heritage Museum.
•    Accomplished author, journalist and broadcaster Ted Barris will bring to life the achievements and sacrifices of Canadians in armed conflict in a multi-generational multi-media event at the Royal Canadian Legion, Gananoque.

Tom Wilson’s riveting story of adversity and triumph sets the tone for our 2019 Festival theme, urging us to dig deeper and explore

Life in the Shadows: the under-appreciated,
the unrecognized, the underdogs and the unknown.

In 2019, the Festival will continue to push boundaries, creating unexpected and unforgettable conversation, music and art. We’ll bring together some of the finest writers, musicians and artists in the country for an outstanding weekend of exploration, discussion and Reading by the River.

A wide range of leading authors, artists, musicians and special guests for 2019 will captivate readers, writers and supporters of the arts. You’ll meet emerging talents and fresh voices, established veterans and award-winners.  Enjoy up-close and intimate Living Room Sessions, Writers Workshops and Live Music events at the 1000 Islands Writers Festival April 25 – 28 2019.

Also confirmed for 2019: Terry Fallis, Heather Smith, Lesley Crewe, Tracy Kasaboski, Kristen Den Hartog, Eric Walters, Deborah Dunleavy, Elizabeth Renzetti, and Andrew Queen. Look for more festival announcements and exciting event details in the New Year.