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Cabot Trail Writers Festival

An Annual Celebration of Writing, Reading and the Literary Arts

Join fellow enthusiasts in a weekend of events designed to let readers and writers personally engage with some of their favourite artists.

October 2–4, 2015

 


Festival News


Press Release 2015

The Seventh Annual Cabot Trail Writers Festival will be held from October 2-4 at the Gaelic College in St. Ann’s Bay Cape Breton. This year’s festival continues our tradition of great workshops, readings, commissions and music. New all day workshops, a musical tribute to David Adams Richards and original work by a group of Cape Breton artists highlight our seventh festival. Our featured writers Friday night include L
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A Day with Lisa Moore

This year The Cabot Trail Writers Festival will present a unique opportunity for writers to engage. On Saturday, October 3 eight writers will spend the day working on their craft with Lisa. Writers will be expected to submit a piece of writing (1000-1200 words) to Lisa and each other in advance of the festival by August 31. Lisa will provide feedback and expertise. The workshop runs from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. up
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This Year’s Festival

This year’s festival continues our tradition of great workshops, readings, commissions and music. New all day workshops, a musical tribute to David Adams Richards and original work by a group of Cape Breton artists highlight our seventh festival. Our featured writers Friday night include Lawrence Hill, Lisa Moore, Kathleen Winter, Ian Hamilton, Linden MacIntyre, Joan Clark, Miranda Hill and Megan Coles, who repres
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