ST. ANN’S, NS–The Eighth Annual Cabot Trail Writers Festival will be held from September 30 – October 2 at The Gaelic College in St. Ann’s Bay, Cape Breton.
This year’s Festival brings together some of Canada’s most celebrated writers across many genres. Governor-General Award winner Rosemary Sullivan, two time Stephen Leacock Award winner Terry Falls, Silver Birch Award winner Kevin Sylvester, Giller Finalist and Thomas H. Raddall Award winner Russell Wangersky, Winterset Award Finalist Leslie Vryenhoek, Margaret and John Savage First Book Award winner Sarah Mian, acclaimed Conundrum Press publisher Andy Brown, and Nova Scotia Established Artist Award winner Christy Ann Conlin. The festival is pleased that Jared Bland Arts Editor of The Globe and Mail
will join us again this year.
On Saturday evening troubadour Buddy Mac Donald will entertain festival goers with stories and songs.
In addition to the festival’s usual workshops, readings, panels and interviews, we are excited to add a Young Adult/Children’s programme on September 29 and 30 in various schools across Cape Breton. This will feature Kevin Sylvester, Sylvia Gunnery, and Hugh Mac Donald. A family reading event will be held in Sydney on Thursday evening.
Also, this year we will be featuring a photography exhibit by Cape Breton artists. Each photographer will present work based on the work of our invited writers. The exhibit will run throughout the festival at The Gaelic College.
Complete schedule and ticket information will be on our web site in the coming weeks or follow Cabot Trail Writers Festival on Facebook for up-to-date news.
“The Cabot Trail Writers Festival is a very special thing—a rare union of writers and readers in a place of stunning beauty and in an atmosphere of joyful celebration of the written word. The audience is extraordinarily warm and engaged, and the writers are expertly chosen and thrilling in their readings and workshops. I’d be hard pressed to think of a finer way to experience the bounty of Canadian literature anywhere in the country.” Jared Bland – The Globe and Mail
For additional information or to arrange interviews please contact:
Gary Walsh 902 929 2963 or firstname.lastname@example.org