Schedule

 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE  2019    

Friday July 19th

8:30  Registration and ticket pick up
9:30 – 10:00  Opening/Welcome
10:00 – 11:00  Solo Reading: Beverley McLachlin
11:15 – 12:15  Solo Reading:  Heather O’Neill
12:15 -1:15  Lunch
1:30 -2:30  Solo Reading:  Andrew MacLeod
2:45- 3:45  Solo Reading:  Darrel McLeod
4:00 – 5:15  Main Stage Event:  Laughing in the Dark:  Moderator Stewart Goodings probes the creative minds of Lindsay Wong, Billeh Nickerson and Jack Knox about how and why humour infuses their work, whether tragic or comic.
5:30 – 6:15  Denman Writers Reading
6:00 – 7:15  Dinner
7:30 – 9:30  Main Stage Event:  A Real Character:  Moderated by Des Kennedy, three outstanding novelists – Kathy Page, Heather O’Neill and David Chariandy, converse about the work and wonder of creating memorable characters.

Saturday July 20th

9:30 – 10:30  Solo Reading:  David Chariandy
10:45 – 11:45  Solo Reading:  Kathy Page
12:00 -1:00  Lunch
1:00 – 2:00  Solo Reading:  Jack Knox
2:15 – 3:15  Solo Reading:  Lindsay Wong
3:30 -4:30  Solo Reading:  Billeh Nickerson
4:45 – 6:00  Happy Hour – music by Randy Duncan  – Silent auction conclusion
6:00 – 7:15  Dinner
7:30 – 9:30  Main Stage Event:  Burning Questions – moderator Stephanie Slater talks with journalist Andrew MacLeod, memoirist Darrel McLeod and non-fiction writer Paula Wild  about current issues that ignite their writing; with a visual introduction to the authors by Sussan Thomson.

Sunday July 21

8:45 – 10:00  Denman Writers Reading
10:15 – 1:00  Main Stage Event:

  • 10:15 – 11:15  Paula Wild – In Search of the Real Wolf:  Paula Wild explores our evolving relationship with wolves with remarkable images, fascinating facts and incredible stories.
  • 11:30 – 1:00  In Conversation:  Coming Out of the Courtroom – join novelist and former Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin in conversation with Des Kennedy about judgements both fictional and factual.

1:00  Closing                                     

Welcome, Solo Readings and Denman Writers Reading are in the Activity Centre, Main Stage Events and Meals are in the Community Hall.

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