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BookFest Windsor 2018 | The Power of Story

October 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - October 21, 2018 @ 1:30 pm

Bookfest Windsor Poster

Literary Arts Windsor presents BookFest Windsor, one of the top ranked literary festivals in Canada, at the University of Windsor School of Creative Arts (SoCA) Armouries building (main venue), Capitol Theatre, and various locations in Windsor (including Phog Lounge, and The City Grill Event Centre) on October 17-21, 2018.

This is the seventeenth year for the festival who’s new slogan is “The Power of Story”!

Bookfest Windsor 2018 Committee

Member of the 2018 Bookfest Windsor event organizing committee following a press conference at Biblioasis in Windsor, Ontario, on October 3, 2018. On the far left is Bookfest Windsor founder Anne Beer. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Bookfest Windsor draws Canadian authors, publishers, graphic artists, and their readers to downtown Windsor for a weekend of entertainment, discussion, and learning.

This festival is the only event of its kind within a four-hour radius of Windsor. It attracts an avid reading audience from both sides of the border with participants from several universities and attracts attendees both locally and from other strong reading communities like London, Ontario and Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Some of authors in this year’s event include:

Best selling authors Sandra Gulland, Elly Blake, Sharon Butala, Randy Boyagoda, and Jan Wong.

Bookfest Windsor will also be featuring Aboriginal and Métis authors and playwrights, best-selling francophone authors, and internationally renowned writers. BookFest Windsor remains committed to bringing to Windsor-Essex voices that should be heard. Local and national publishers include Biblioasis, Palimpsest Press, and Black Moss Press.

Books & Brunch

Bookfest Windsor 2018 will also feature the popular Books & Brunch event, moderator Marty Gervais, taking place at the City Grill Event Centre with Sharon Butala. Sharon Butala has appeared on best-seller lists for years. With decades of non-fiction literary and speaking success, prize-winning Sharon Butala is CanLit’s Secretary of State. This is a unique opportunity to hear her speak and share her fiction. This popular event sells out fast. Don’t miss great writing, conversation, and food. Tickets are $35 each and the event runs from 11:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.

For more information, the schedule of events, and ticket information visit BookFest Windsor.

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October 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am
October 21, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
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