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.

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