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
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
Friday 7:00- 10:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Doors open, Hor’s D’oeuvres, Cash Bar, Bookstore 7:30 p.m. Tribute to Alistair Welcome and Introductions, Sponsor Remarks Hosted by Ian MacNeil, our tribute begins with Jane Urquhart reading her commissioned piece on Alistair. Following this, Alexander MacLeod will read an excerpt from his father’s work. 8:30 p.m. Readings Readings by Steven Galloway, Alexander MacLeod, David Adams
The focus of this year’s festival is a celebration of Alistair MacLeod’s life and work through readings, workshops, conversation, music, theatre, and a specially-commissioned tribute by Jane Urquhart. Our featured writers Friday night include David Adams Richards, Steven Galloway, Alexander MacLeod, and Anne Simpson who represent the wide diversity of writing in this country and throughout the world. The festival bri
For Immediate Release 26 June 2014 (Sydney NS) The Cabot Trail Writers Festival, running October 3 to 5, at The Gaelic College in St. Ann’s Bay, announces its 2014 line-up of authors. Jane Urquhart, David Adams Richards, Steven Galloway, Alexander MacLeod, and Anne Simpson represent the wide diversity of writing in this country and the world. In its sixth year, the festival brings together these internationally respe
Cabot Trail Writers Festival 2014 The Festival extends sincere appreciation to all who have contributed time, money, and products to the success of this year’s festival. We are happy to acknowledge them publicly here. Level Sponsor Platinum Canada Council for the ArtsVictoria County Municipality of thf the County of Victor Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation Nova Scotia Economic and RuralDevelopment and Tourism
Come to Flavor on the Water on Thursday, June 26 at 11:00am for our press conference. Be the first to hear our exciting plans for 2014. Lots of new events, great writers, new web site, new venue and all set in St. Ann's Bay in beautiful Victoria County.
On July 2 in partnership with Nimbus Publishing we are pleased to present Costas Halavrazos and his wonderful book Seasoned at the Blue Heron in Baddeck at 3pm. Later join us at The Two Buoys for a reading and tasting in the garden.Call the Two Buoys for tickets. Very limited space! A great way to spice up your summer! Costas Halavrezos is best known as the former host (1987-2010) of CBC Radio’s Maritime Noon.