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

  • November 18, 2016

    Annamarie Beckel’s Weaving Water


    Feature image: Peterborough Examiner

  • November 8, 2016

    Book Launch!

  • October 14, 2016

    Cordelia Strube wins Toronto book award!

    Strube Cordelia _by Mark Raynes Roberts

    Novelist‚ playwright‚ and Ryerson University writing instructor Cordelia Strube’s novel On the Shores of Darkness‚ There is Light (ECW Press) has been named winner of this year’s Toronto Book Award‚ recognizing titles evocative of the city. To read more visit:…/awards-cordelia-strube-wins…/


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