We had a great festival, this year, and we’re happy to say that those who attended and completed our survey told us that they agree with that summary. We sincerely thank the Festival Committee, our guest artists, sponsors, volunteers, and attendees for the generosity of spirit that creates such an event.
We thank our guest authors for taking the time to let us know what they thought of their visit to our festival, and are delighted to share their comments here.
“The Cabot Trail Writer’s Festival is like spending a weekend with family. Family you actually enjoy spending time with. Organized and attended by people who love books and the place they live in, it’s informal, welcoming, and a grand time.”
“The Cabot Trail Writers Festival, of all the many I have attended over the years, has perhaps the most engaged, interested, and articulate audiences. They seem genuinely interested in writers and writing, and all stayed to the very end. It helped that the organization of the Festival was first rate. It also helped, of course, that Cape Breton in the fall is as stunning as the brochures tell you it will be.”
“Once a year in the mystical highlands of Cape Breton, when the colours of leaves burn crimson and orange, folks gather to tell and listen to stories. There are some who will tell you that during this “festival of words”, wondrous, strange, and magical things happen. I am one, for I was there, and this is so.” Sheree Fitch, ever-grateful author, to the “Festival of Words” community
Our festival survey once again enjoyed a very high response rate. We are pretty sure that our survey draw prize is a strong motivator, and we appreciate the generosity of the artisans of the Cabot Trail for helping us to offer this. Be sure to check out this year’s prize, donated by Robert J. Evans of Woodsmiths Studio.
The winner of the survey draw was Henry Muggah of Baddeck (thanks for letting us post your name!). We thank him and all respondents for taking the time to help us review our work, and, Henry, we’re glad you are as delighted with your new wood sculpture as we would have been, had we been able to enter the draw!
Mark your calendars for the third annual Cabot Trail Writers’ Festival, scheduled for September 30 through October 2, 2011.