Plan Your Visit

The Firehall Theatre of the Thousand Islands Playhouse is festival central for the 1000 Islands Writers Festival. Discover the great lineup of performances the Thousand Islands Playhouse has in store for the 2018 season!

The 1000 Islands Writers Festival is grateful for the support of our local accommodation partners who help make the weekend one that is fully enjoyed by all our guests.

Discover these lovely venues that will be hosting our guest authors
and our Saturday morning Living Room Sessions.

Comfort Inn & Suites

Gananoque Inn & Spa

Riverwalk B&B

Sleepy Hollow B&B

Stonewater Manor B&B and Irish Pub

Trinity House B&B

The Woodview Inn


Discover Gananoque, the heart of The 1000 Islands
situated alongside the municipality of Leeds the Thousand Islands.
The entire region has a fabulous mix of restaurants, accommodations, shops and experiences to offer.
This is a readers and writers paradise!


Book sales for the 1000 Islands Writers Festival are provided Beggars Banquet Books
(Listed as one of Canada’s most recommended indie book stores in 2017.)

Drop by the store in downtown Gananoque for an enjoyable browsing experience or visit them online. Be sure to enjoy some relaxed reading time prior to the festival – and stock up on more great reads at the festival by visiting the Beggars Banquet Books kiosk in the Firehall Theatre .

The 1000 Islands Writers Festival is grateful for the partnership of our local libraries:
Gananoque Public Library and Leeds and the Thousand Islands Public Library
These are the living rooms of our communities!
Drop by to borrow the great reads on offer for the festival and learn more about the fantastic youth programming and workshops our libraries will be supporting during the festival.

The 1000 Islands Writers Festival is grateful for the partnership of the local museums supporting our festival.
Discover the unique lens they offer into our region’s history and culture here in the 1000 Islands including
The Thousand Islands Boat Museum and the Arthur Child Heritage Museum.

The 1000 Islands Writers Festival is delighted to celebrate the many artists
who are part of our vibrant arts community.
Discover the Heather Haynes Gallery and the Royal Theatre during your visit in the 1000 Islands.