The Lakefield Literary Festival celebrates its rich literary heritage each July on the weekend closest to Margaret Laurence's birthday, and showcases many current Canadian authors. The festival was created to celebrate the work of Catharine Parr Traill, Susanna Moodie and Margaret Laurence, among others, all of whom lived and wrote in Lakefield.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2013 Lakefield Literary Festival. This year we will be selling tickets on-line thanks to a partnership with the local regional tourism organization RTO8. This is a pilot project; we hope all goes well but there may be hiccups along the way. If you have any concerns please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer to continue to purchase ticket via mail, we have held back some tickets for mail order and you will find an order form in the "tickets" section of the website.
Festival organizers are working hard to bring you another exciting line up for 2013. So far we have confirmed M.G. Vassangi, Douglas Gibson, Alison Pick, Thomas King, John Boyko, Enid Mallory, Connie Brummel Crook, John Bell, and Lee Maracle. Linda Bailey and Bill Slavin will join us at the children’s tent. Look for the full schedule to be posted on-line in mid to late April.
Planning is underway for the 2013 Festival and the line up is starting to look very exciting. Full festival details will be posted online in Spring. This year we are happy to be able to offer on-line ticket sales.
Each year the festival celebrates the writing of local young authors through a contest for fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Winning entries are published in an Ebook. The 2012 edition of our Ebook is now available. Please download and enjoy the talent of these young writers.