-By Maggie Wheeler- After too long away, I am once again walking in the steps of history. And it may surprise you to hear that doing so actually brings the present and future centre stage. There is an understandable bias among those who do not work with history that those who do—scholar, curator or mystery […]
-By Kerry Clare- May 2017 will mark eight years since my first daughter’s birth, an experience that both broke me and made me. Made me a mother, but that’s only one facet of what I’m talking about. Becoming a mother made me into lots of things, including someone who is all too aware of her […]
In Talking History, Canada’s foremost historians and history experts show that Canada’s history is essential to our understanding of our country and the world today. The series is made possible through a special funding grant from the Department of Canadian Heritage. Lindy Mechefske is author of Sir John’s Table: The Culinary Life and Times of […]
Welcome to the 1000 Islands Writers Festival. We invite you to be a part of our Canada 150 Anniversary events taking place from 5-7 May here at the heart of the beautiful 1000 Islands in our charming historic town of Gananoque, Ontario.
Our 2017 festival will be an exploration of Canada’s unique identity captured by celebrated Canadian fiction and nonfiction authors, poets, songwriters, bloggers, food writers and illustrators. Together we will embrace the tradition of Reading by the River and share the enjoyment of a world discovered through the power of words.
Take part in intimate conversations with authors in the some of the finest Inns of the area during our living room sessions. Be inspired by workshops on writing, publishing, graphic novel design and slam poetry led by Canada’s most talented. Discover the joy of our friendly community and journey along with our moderators as they lead author discussions on topics sure to engage and entertain.
Join us as we pay tribute to our wonderful region of Canada, its stories and its lore, in our reader’s and writer’s paradise by the river.