Program July 12 – 14, 2019

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 writing 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.


Bryan Jones Theatre
Bryan Jones Theatre

FRIDAY July 12, 2019

Friday at 7:30pm – Bryan Jones Theatre, Lakefield College School – $22 – Readings with authors

Drew Hayden Taylor,  Lee Maracle and Columpa Bobb, Duncan McCue

Host: David Newhouse

Remembering Margaret Laurence: Duncan McCue

Sponsored by: David and Dr. Patricia Morton; Kawartha Home Hardware


SATURDAY July 13

Saturday at 10:00am – Lakefield College School – $30 – Classroom 8 – Craft Talk by Wayne Grady


Saturday at 10:00am – Cenotaph Park – Children’s Event with authors Ruth Ohi and Kevin Sylvester   ~~~ FREE

Sponsored by: Happenstance Books & Yarns; RBC, Lakefield Branch


Saturday at 10:00am – Christ Church Community Museum – Historical Walk with Mark Finnan ~~~ FREE

Sponsored by: Lakefield Physiotherapy & Foot Health Clinic


Saturday at 12:30pm – Cenotaph Park – Local Authors Event with authors Laura Rock GaughanAndrew Forbes, Jane Bow ~~~ FREE

Introduction: to be announced


Saturday at 1:00pm – Lakefield College School – $30 – Classroom 8 – Craft Talk by Kevin Sylvester


Saturday at 3:00pm – Bryan Jones Theatre, LCS – $22 – Readings with Linda Spalding, Wayne Grady, Molly Blyth  

Host: Molly Blyth

Sponsored by: David and Dr. Patricia Morton                                               

Media Sponsor: Lakefield Herald

Young Writers Awards

Sponsored by: David and Dr. Patricia Morton                                               

Media Sponsor: Lakefield Herald


Saturday 5:30 – 7:00 – Centre Courtyard, Lakefield College School – $35 – Meet the Authors Reception  

SOLD OUT

Sponsored by: Lakefield Foodland; Lakefield Pantry


Saturday at 7:30pm – Bryan Jones Theatre, LCS – $22 – An evening with Michael Ondaatje

Host: Louise Dennys     

SOLD OUT

Sponsored by: Jane and Alan Stewart      


SUNDAY July 14

Sunday at 10:00am – Lakefield College School – $30 – Classroom 8 – Craft Talk by Drew Hayden Taylor 


Sunday at 11:00am – Lakefield United Church – Guest Speaker Tima Kurdi 


Sunday at 2:00pm – Bryan Jones Theatre, LCS – $22 – Readings with Tima Kurdi, Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung

Host: Johanna Schneller

Sponsored by: Adventure Outfitters; John Moss; Village Pharmacy


Wishing you an enjoyable visit.

 

Please consider including a donation to the Lakefield Literary Festival.
Proceeds will be used to support activities such as our programs for children and youth. Donations are not tax deductible.

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