In commemoration of Margaret Laurence, Catharine Parr Traill, Susanna Moodie and our community’s ongoing literary heritage, the Lakefield Literary Festival showcases Canadian authors and promotes the joy of reading and writing among children and adults.

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Recent News

  • July 18, 2016

    Young Writers’ Senior Contest Winning Entires

    Senior Poetry Winner Senior Non-Fiction Winner Senior Fiction Winner

  • Young Writers’ Contest Winners


    Junior Fiction Junior Poetry Junior Non-Fiction    

  • July 11, 2016

    Tonight, Monday July 11 at 8pm


    Drew Haydon Taylor, local author and noted humourist, will be on TVO’s The Agenda tonight at 8pm. Drew will also be hosting our Sunday session “Leave Them Laughing”. Get your tickets for the event right here on the website.


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

      • Martha & Richard Whatley

      • John & Susan McWilliams

      Supporters of The Young Writers Awards

        David and Dr. Patricia Morton

      Silver Level

        Wendy Scott & David Moorhead

      Bronze Level

        Dr. John and Martha Vlasschaert

      Festival Friends

        R. J. Brown Insurance Brokers

        The Wine Connection

        Dr. Beverley Haun

        Cathy Wilson

        John and Karen Beamish

        Lakefield Herald

        Friends of Alasdair & Wendy Wallace