Tickets are now on sale at the Gaelic College Craft Shop. To purchase tickets please call 902-295-3441. The Craft Shop is open seven days a week from 8:30am - 5:00pm. If you are attending a workshop on Saturday, please call 902-929-2963 to register or email info@cabottrailwritersfestival.
Saturday, October 1, 3:30 pm We are proud to present the multi award-winning writer and Officer of the Order of Canada Rosemary Sullivan in conversation with Jared Bland. Sullivan’s most recent non-fiction work, Stalin’s Daughter, tells the incredible story of Svetlana Alliluyeva, who was fated to live her life in the shadow of one of history’s most monstrous dictators. Stalin’s Daughter has won The Hilary Weston Wri
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The Cabot Trail Writers Festival would like to gratefully acknowledge the generous financial support of The Boys Book Club from Halifax in memory of their friend and our good neighbour Alistair Watt...
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
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
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
The Puffin Awards for Literary Excellence is a short story competition for students at high school level in Victoria County. Entries were adjudicated by a panel of five judges, all published authors. Judging was blind and the winner was decided on the basis of points awarded. Each of the three winners received a cash prize, a certificate, and a donated title from the Breton Books collection. First Place – “Dawn
Session One: Steven Galloway– Elements of Fiction In this workshop, we will look at the structural elements that make up fiction and how we as writers use and arrange them. How do you build a story, and what do you lean on when you create a world? Alexander MacLeod – From character to plot and back again What is the relationship between character and plot in fiction and how can writers learn to wor