Festival Programming

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While you’re waiting, view our 2023 selections below and read the panel descriptions here.

The Cottage

with Jamaluddin Aram, Brooke Lockyer, and Alissa York

with Marianne Micros, Zalika Reid-Benta, and Emily Urquhart

with Paola Ferrante, Tomas Hachard, and Michelle Min Sterling

with Gabriel Allahdua, Annahid Dashtgard, and Deborah Dundas

The Mill

Presented by the Vocamus Writers Community

with James Gordon, Barbara Kyle, and Jean Mills

Presented by GIER

with Holly Hogan and Thomas Wharton

Sponsored by the League of Canadian Poets

with Ayomide Bayowa, andrea bennett, Cara-Lyn Morgan, and Jane Munro

with the University of Guelph Creative Writing MFA Students and the EMWF Read at the Fringe Literary Contest Winners

The Meadow (includes ASL Interpretation)

with Emma Donoghue, Craig Shreve, and Carolyn Whitzman

with Ali Hassan, Uzma Jalaluddin, and Amy Jones

with Michael Hingston, Ken McGoogan, and Brett Popplewell

with Janika Oza, Amanda Peters, and Katherena Vermette

Willow Hill

with Jessica Johns, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, and Michael Melgaard

with Jennilee Austria-Bonifacio, Sabyasachi Nag, and Michelle Porter

with Charlene Carr, Don Gillmor,and Larissa Lai

The Children’s Nook (includes ASL Interpretation)

with Gillian Sze

with Shannon Bramer

with Paul Gilligan

with Michelle Kadarusman

with Sandra Laronde

with Dr. Dave Williams

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