We’re excited to share that Kyo Maclear will be coming to the 2018 Festival! Maclear is the author of two acclaimed novels for adults, numerous books for children, and the stunning memoir Birds Art Life.
About Birds Art Life: A writer’s search for inspiration, beauty and solace leads her to birds
in this intimate and exuberant meditation on creativity and life — a field guide to things small and significant.

We will be introducing more authors for the July 13 – 15, 2018 Festival over the coming months, thanks for your patience. Meanwhile, information about upcoming authors and the archive is available, and you can find us on Facebook and Twitter.

The Lakefield Literary Festival celebrates the rich literary heritage of its locale and showcases many current Canadian authors with events scheduled throughout a weekend in mid-July close to Margaret Laurence’s birthday. Events provide an opportunity to hear authors discuss their books and related topics, followed by an opportunity to meet the authors while they sign any of their books you have purchased. The Festival also includes workshops, a historical walk, a children’s author and illustrator event, as well as a writer’s contest for high school students in the Peterborough area. Festival venues in the town of Lakefield and nearby Lakefield College School are located 20 minutes north of Peterborough, less than 2 hours east of Toronto.

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