The Lakefield Literary Festival celebrates its rich literary heritage each July on a weekend close 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.

Festival Announcements

2014 ebook now available for download

2015 tickets will be available soon.

Recent News

  • February 2, 2015

    Charlotte Gray’s Blog about the 2014 Festival

    Here is a link to a thoughtful post Charlotte Gray wrote after her experience last summer at our Lakefield Literary Festival.

  • June 21, 2014

    A homecoming for “Fairy’s Daughter” author Alison Wearing


    Here is an article from the Peterborough Examiner about Alison Wearing’s one-woman performance at 2:30pm on July 12, 2014, sponsored by the Village Pharmacy.

  • June 9, 2014

    Baseball and Jazz at the Lakefield Literary Festival

    Joe Sealy

    Check out this article from the Peterborough Examiner, published June 5, 2014, about the first event at this year’s Lakefield Literary Festival


Lakefield is located in the heart of the Kawartha Lakes, just 90 minutes North East of Toronto. We welcome you to come and celebrate the rich literary heritage of our area.


Thank you to our sponsors

    Platinum Level

      David and Dr. Patricia Morton

      Diamond Level

        Alan and Jane Stewart

      Gold Level

      Supporters of The Young Writers Awards

        David and Dr. Patricia Morton

      Silver Level

      Bronze Level

        David Moorhead

        Dr. John and Martha Vlasschaert