Archive

Celebrating previous Festival authors, presenters and hosts since 1995.

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Alphabetical listing
Children’s Tent includes authors and presenters
YWC = Young Writer’s Contest

A
Mark Abley: 2014 Author
Gil Adamson: 2009 Author
Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm: 2003 Author
Ken Alexander: 2007 Author
Tom Allen: 2000 Host
Jan Andrews: 2016 Master Class, Children’s Tent
Ed Arnold: 2003 Author
Margaret Atwood: 2010 Author

B
Linda Bailey: 2013 Children’s Tent
Linwood Barclay: 2002 Author, Stoney Lake Cruise #1; 2015 Author
Joan Barfoot: 2006 Author
Sally Barnes: 2016 Author
Andy Barrie: 2003 Host
James Bartleman: 2008 Host
Bob Barton: 2008 Children’s Tent, YWC
Judy Fong Bates: 2006 Author
Helen Batten: 2004 Host; 2017 Children’s Tent, Parade Piper
Jack Batten: 2004 Author
Andrea Beck: 2006 Children’s Tent, YWC, Kids T-shirt design; 2016 Children’s Tent, Kids T-shirt design
Helaine Becker: 2015 Children’s Tent
Peter Behrens: 2011 Author
Nancy Belgue: 2007 Children’s Tent, YWC
John Bell: 2013 Author
John Bemrose: 2004 ABSENT; 2005 Author
Holly Bennett: 2008 Children’s Tent, YWC
Jonathan Bennett: 2015 “Alchemy” (Craig Paterson, Lea Harper, Pete Woolidge); 2016 Host
Christie Bentham: 2002 Author, Stoney Lake Cruise #1
Michelle Berry: 2010 Author; 2011 Host; 2015 Author
Tony Bigg: 2006 Host
Giles Blunt: 2017 Author
Jo Ellen Bogart: 2004 Children’s Tent, YWC
Gail Bowen: 2012 Author
Bill Boyd: 2003 Author
John Boyko: 2010 Author; 2011 Host; 2013 Author; 2016 Author, Master Class
Hugh Brewster: 2008 Author, Children’s Tent, YWC
Neil Broadfoot: 1999 Author
Sigmund Brouwer: 2014 YWC

C
Connie Brummel Crook: 2002 Children’s Tent, YWC; 2013 ABSENT
Dr. Giles Bryant: 2001 Author
June Callwood: 2005 Author; 2006 Author
Stevie Cameron: 2008 Author
Pat Capponi: 2009 Author
Anne Laurel Carter: 2007 Author, Children’s Tent, YWC
Gillian Chan: 2003 Children’s Tent, YWC
Gail Chislett: 1997 Children’s Tent
Kerry Clare: 2017 Author, Craft Talk
George Elliott Clarke: 2016 Author
Keith Clarkson: 1997 Author
Lynn Coady: 2012 Author
Jean Murray Cole: 1999 Author; 2000 Author; 2006 Host; 2013 Host; 2015 Host
Trevor Cole: 2011 Author
Bill Conall: 2016 Author
Karen Connelly: 2007 Author
Nathalie Cooke: 2017 Author, Host
Gail Corbett: 2001 Author
Susan Coyne: 2003 Author, Stoney Lake Cruise #2
Tim Crease: 1999 Fourth Line Theatre
Patrick Crowe: 1997 Author
Michael Crummey: 2007 Author; 2010 Author

D
Aubrey Davis: 2015 Children’s Tent
Lauren B. Davis: 2013 Author
Erika de Vasconcelos: 1998 Author
Vicki Delany: 2015 Author
Louise Dennys: 2011 Host
Kady MacDonald Denton: 1998 Children’s Tent, YWC; 2010 Children’s Tent, YWC, Kids T-shirt design
Ramsay Derry: 2016 Author
Suzanne Desrochers: 2011 Author
James B. Douglas: 2007 Author

E
Jane Eccles: 2017 Margaret Moment, Painter
Deborah Ellis: 2006 Children’s Tent, YWC
Michael Enright: 2004 Host
Michael Epp: 2013 Host

F
Terry Fallis: 2011 Author
Eugenie & Kim Fernandes: 2000 Children’s Tent, YWC
Joanne Findon: 2003 Children’s Tent, YWC
Mark Finnan: 2017 Historical Walk
Joe Fiorito: 2004 Author; 2008 Author
Sheree Fitch: 1999 Author, Children’s Tent, YWC; 2009 Author, Children’s Tent, YWC; 2014 Children’s Tent
Charles Foran: 2000 Author; 2005 Author; 2010 Host; 2011 Author; 2012 Host
Stephanie Ford Forrester: 2005 Host
Jim Forrester: 2014 Margaret Moment, presentation
Eric Friesen: 2016 Host

G
Elizabeth Galvin: 1997 Author; 1998 Author
Rosemary Ganley: 2002 Fourth Line Theatre
Caron Garside: 1999 Fourth Line Theatre
Marie-Louise Gay: 2001 Children’s Tent, YWC, Kids T-shirt design
Gary Geddes: 1995 Author
Camilla Gibb: 2006 Author; 2007 Author
Douglas Gibson: 2010 Host; 2013 Author; 2017 Author, Host
Graeme Gibson: 2006 Author
Don Gillmor: 2001 Children’s Tent, YWC
Rachna Gilmore: 2012 Children’s Tent, YWC
Katherine Govier: 2006 Author
Judith Skelton Grant: 2001 Author
Vicki Grant: 2011 Children’s Tent, YWC
Charlotte Gray: 2000 Author; 2003 Author; 2005 Host; 2007 Author; 2010 Author, Host; 2012 Host; 2014 Author; 2017 Spring Event, Author
Elizabeth Gray: 2000 Host
John Gray: 2003 Host
Richard Gwyn: 2010 Author
Peter Gzowski: 1998 Author

H
Rawi Hage: 2007 Author
Marjorie Harris: 2004 Author
Robert Harris: 2006 Host
Troon Harrison: 1997 Children’s Tent; 1998 Children’s Tent, YWC; 1999 Author, Children’s Tent, YWC; 2001 Author; 2002 Children’s Tent, YWC; 2003 Children’s Tent, YWC; 2004 Children’s Tent, YWC; 2006 Author
Rev. Bob Hartley: 2011 Author
Elizabeth Hay: 2001 Author; 2004 Author
Steven Heighton: 2012 Author
Lawrence Hill: 2014 Author
Bruce & Carol Hodgins: 2008 Author
Meg Hogarth: 2002 Author
Katharine Hooke: 1998 Author; 2002 Author; Stoney Lake Cruise #1
Elva Mae Hoover: 2002 Author
Elizabeth Hopkins: 1998 Author; 2002 Author
Christine Horne: 2008 for Kari Skogland, Film director, “The Stone Angel” by Margaret Laurence
Helen Humphreys: 2008 Author; 2015 Author
Judith Hyland: 2017 Kids T-shirt design

I
Tim Irvin: 2015 Host
Frances Itani: 2004 Author; 2012 Author; 2015 Author

J
Marni Jackson: 2017 Author, Host
Tony Jenkins: 2009 Adult T-shirt design (15th Ann.)
Maureen Jennings: 2004 Author; 2014 Author
C. David Johnson: 2004 Host
Julie Johnson: 1999 Author, Children’s Tent, YWC; 2005 Children’s Tent, YWC
Joan Johnston: 1995 Author
Sheila Johnston: 2001 Author
Wayne Johnston: 2000 Author; 2003 Author; 2007 Host; 2012 ABSENT
Amy Jones: 2016 Author
Carolyn Jones: 2014 Author

K
Sean Kane: 1999 Author
Janice Kulyk Keefer: 2003 Author
Dr. James King: 1997 Author
Thomas King: 2013 Author
Jennifer Kingsley: 2015 Author
Mark Kingwell: 2004 Author
Gregory Klages: 2016 Author
Dr. Kim Krenz: 1998 Author
Lesley Krueger: 2005 Author
Lynne Kutsukake: 2017 Author
Matthew Kydd: 2007 Author

L
Nancy Lang: 2012 Filmmaker
Andrew Larson: 2017 Children’s Tent
Jocelyn Laurence: 2009 Margaret Moment
Dennis Lee: 2002 Fourth Line Theatre, Children’s Tent, YWC
John Lennox: 1998 Author
Loris Lesynski: 2011 Children’s Tent, YWC, Kids T-shirt design
Karen Levine: 2004 Children’s Tent, YWC
Jean Little: 2005 Children’s Tent, YWC
Susan Longmire: 2003 Art Exhibit “In Their Own Words”
Celia Barker Lottridge: 2006 Children’s Tent, YWC
Fiona Lucas: 2017 Author
Janet Lunn: 1998 Children’s Tent, YWC

M
Ann-Marie MacDonald: 2005 Author
Mary Ann MacDonald: 2002 Author
David Macfarlane: 2002 Fourth Line Theatre
Roy MacGregor: 2000 Author, Children’s Tent, YWC; 2003 Author, Stoney Lake Cruise #2; 2012 Author
Linden MacIntyre: 2010 Author
Alexander MacLeod: 2011 Author
Alistair MacLeod: 2009 Author
Lewis MacLeod: 2013 Host; 2015 Host
Enid Mallory: 1999 Author; 2013 Author
Edna Manitowabi: 2003 Host
Lee Maracle: 2013 Author
Becky Mason: 2008 Host
Diane Baker Mason: 2003 Author, Stoney Lake Cruise #2
Norah McClintock: 2010 Children’s Tent, YWC
Rev. Dr. David McKane: 2003 Author; 2010 Author
Lindy Mechefske: 2017 Author, Craft Talk
Esperança Melo: 2013 Children’s Tent, Kids T-shirt design
Rohinton Mistry: 1996 Author
Barbara & Ormond Mitchell: 2006 Author; 2000 Author
Ormond Mitchell: 2015 Host
Drew Monkman: 2003 Author
Lisa Moore: 2011 Author
Pamela Mordecai: 2016 Author
Kim Moritsugu: 2004 Author; 2012 Host
Donna Morrissey: 2009 Author
John Moss: 2012 Author; 2015 Host
John Muir: 2005 Author
Robin Muller: 2005 Children’s Tent, YWC, Kids T-shirt design
Joan Murray: 2012 Author

N
Dan Needles: 2012 Author
Brenda Neill: 2016 Margaret Moment
David Newhouse: 2014 Host
Cynthia Nugent: 2007 Kids T-shirt design

O
Ruth Ohi: 2015 Children’s Tent, Kids T-shirt design
Michael Ondaatje: 2001 Author
Heather O’Neill: 2015 Author
Kenneth Oppel: 2007 Children’s Tent, YWC

P
Charles Pachter: 2001 Author
Ruth Panofsky: 1998 Author
Bonnie Patterson: 2008 Dinner Host
Nelofer Pazira: 2006 Author
Shane Peacock: 2008 Children’s Tent, YWC
Kit Pearson: 2004 Children’s Tent, YWC
Louise Penny: 2009 Author
Michael Peterman: 1997 Author; 2002 Host; 2007 Author; 2008 Author; 2014 Author; 2017 Spring Event, Host
Alison Pick: 2010
Richard Plant: 2014 Author
Laurel Pluck: 1999 Fourth Line Theatre
Richard Pope: 1999 Author
Helen Porter: 1995 Author; 1996 Author; 1997 Author; 1998 Author, 1999 Author; 2000 Author; 2003 Author, Stoney Lake Cruise #2, Host; 2005 Author; 2007 Author
Michael Posner: 2006 Author
Lyall Powers: 2004 Author
Steven Price: 2017 Author, Craft Talk
Andrew Pyper: 2004 Author; 2009 Author; 2012 Author

Q
Paul Quarrington: 2004 Author

R
James Raffan: 2008 Author; 2015 Author
Peter Raymont: 2012 Filmmaker
Barbara Reid: 2008 Children’s Tent, YWC, Kids T-shirt design
Nino Ricci: 1998 Author; 2009 Author
Bill Richardson: 2007 Author, Host, Children’s Tent, YWC; 2016 Author, Host
Noah Richler: 2005 Host; 2007 Author
Erika Ritter: 2002 Host
Carol Roberts: 2001 Author
Jennifer Robson: 2015 Author
Shelagh Rogers: 1995 Host; 1996 Host; 1997 Host; 1998 Host; 1999 Host; 2001 Host; 2002 Host; Stoney Lake Cruise #1; 2009 Host; 2014 Dinner Speech
Robert Rotenberg: 2015 Author
Armand Garnet Ruffo: 2016 Author

S
Lawrence Scanlan: 2005 Author
Richard Scarsbrook: 2012 Children’s Tent, YWC; 2016 YWC
Diane Schoemperlen: 2008 Author
Richard Scrimger: 2001 Children’s Tent, YWC
Sarah Selecky: 2011 Author
Merilyn Simonds: 2005 Author; 2011 Author
Kari Skogland: 2008 ABSENT; Film director, “The Stone Angel” by Margaret Laurence. See Christine Horne
Bill Slavin: 1997 Children’s Tent; 2009 Children’s Tent, YWC, Kids T-shirt design; 2013 Children’s Tent
Joey Slinger: 1999 Author
Mayor Mary Smith: 2013; 2014 Dinner Host
Reeve Mary Smith: 2011 Author; 2012 Author
Paul Socken: 2007 Author
Linda Spalding: 2013 Author
Wendy Springate: 2002 Author
David Staines: 2007 Author; 1996 Author
Ted Staunton: 2000 Children’s Tent, YWC
Kathy Stinson: 2002 Children’s Tent, YWC
Nora Foster Stovel: 2008 Author
Cordelia Strube: 2016 Author
Betsy Struthers: 2009 Host
Rosemary Sullivan: 2016 Author, Master Class
Jennifer Surridge: 2016 Author
Sylvia Sutherland: 1999 Host; 2004 Host; 2006 Host; 2010 Host
Kevin Sylvester: 2011 Host, Children’s Tent, YWC

T
Drew Hayden Taylor: 1997 Author, 1999 Author; 2003 Author; 2007 Author; 2009 Author; 2010 Author; 2013 Host; 2016 Host
Molly Thom: 2002 Author
Elizabeth Thompson: 2000 Author
Jan Thornhill: 2002 Children’s Tent, YWC, Kids T-shirt design
Scott Thornley: 2012 Author
Teresa Toten: 2015 YWC

U
Jane Urquhart: 1999 Author; 2017 Spring Event, Author

V
Brian Vallée: 2008 Author
Dr. Christl Verduyn: 1996 Author; 2004 Host; 2007 Author; 2014 Host

W
Richard Wagamese: 2014 Author
Ian Wallace: 2004 Children’s Tent, YWC; 2012 Children’s Tent, YWC, Kids T-shirt design
Alison Wearing: 2005 Author; 2014 Performance
Karin Wells: 2008 Host
Lynn Westerhout: 2005 Children’s Tent, YWC
Susan Whelehan: 2007 Author
Zoe Whittall: 2017 Author
Alice Williams: 1995 Author
Elder Shirley Ida Williams: 2017 Author
Budge Wilson: 2009 Children’s Tent, YWC
David Wilson: 2012 Author
Janet Wilson: 2003 Children’s Tent, YWC, Kids T-shirt design
Robert Winslow: 2002 Fourth Line Theatre
Kathleen Winter: 2013 Author
Michael Winter: 2005 Author
Kari-Lynn Winters: 2017 Children’s Tent
Kirk Wipper: 2001 Author
Frieda Wishinsky: 2010 Children’s Tent, YWC
Muriel Wood: 2004 Art Exhibit, “The Olden Days Coat” by Margaret Laurence, Kids T-shirt design
Richard B. Wright: 2002 Author
Shelley Wright: 2015 Author

X
Donez Xiques: 2006 Author

Y
Alissa York: 2009 Author; 2016 Author, Master Class
Aileen Young: 2000 Author

Z
Lynn Zimmer: 2014 Margaret Moment, introduction
Werner Zimmermann: 2003 Children’s Tent, YWC; 2014 Children’s Tent, Kids T-shirt design