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Festival of the Written Arts

Presents writers of diverse genres, attracting hundreds of locals and visitors annually.

Join Canada’s longest running summer gathering of Canadian writers and readers, featuring established literary stars and exciting, new voices… with opportunities for writers and readers to mingle amidst Rockwood’s heritage gardens.

2013 Festival Line-Up

Thursday, August 15
1. 8:00 pm Alistair MacLeod
Friday, August 16
2. 9:00 am Susan Swan
3. 10:30 am C.C. Humphreys
4. 1:00 pm Susan Musgrave
5. 2:30 pm Kate Braid
6. 4:00 pm David Bergen
7. 7:00 pm Esi Edugyan
8. 8:30 pm Guy Vanderhaeghe
Saturday, August 17
9. 9:00 am Vincent Lam
10. 10:30 am Patrick Taylor
11. 1:00 pm Lee Maracle
12. 2:30 pm Sally Armstrong
13. 4:00 pm Desperately Seeking Susans
14. 7:00 pm Linda Spalding
15. 8:30 pm Jeffrey Simpson — Bruce Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Sunday, August 18
16. 9:00 am Jackson Davies
17. 10:30 am Bill Terry & Rosemary Bates
18. 12:00 pm Rikia Saddy
19. 1:30 pm Linwood Barclay
20. 3:00 pm New Voices: Théodora Armstrong and Bradley Somer
21. 4:30 pm Donna Morrissey
5:30 pm Pebbles Restaurant Salmon Dinner
22. 8:00 pm David Essig

Ticket sales will begin at 8am on Wednesday, May 29. Download the PDF file Festival Planner to help ordering tickets in person or by phone.

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