Schedule

 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE  – 2018                                               

FRIDAY JULY 20

8:30   Registration and ticket pick up
9:30 – 10:00   Opening/Welcome with Wedlidi Speck
10:00 – 11:00   Solo Reading:  Marina Endicott
11:15 – 12:15   Solo Reading:  Emily St John Mandel

12:30 – 1:30   Lunch

1:45 – 2:45   Solo Reading:  Des Kennedy
3:00 – 4:00   Solo Reading:  Yasuko Thanh

4:15- 5:45  Main Stage Event:  “Getting Under Their Skins”  – Sarah Dunant:  A Writer’s Journey Through Art and History Into Fiction (Illustrated Talk)

6:00 – 7:15   Dinner

7:30 – 9:30   Main Stage Event

  •  7:30 – 8:00   “Stories that Structure Thought”  –  Wedlidi Speck
  • 8:00 – 9:30  In Conversation:  Author and activist Bev Sellars discusses with Des Kennedy her personal struggle to survive Indian Residential schooling and examines current campaigns by Indigenous peoples to reclaim a voice in decisions that affect their rights and interests.  

SATURDAY JULY 21

8:30   Registration and ticket pick up
9:00 – 10:00   Solo Reading:  Bev Sellars
10:15 – 11:15   Solo Reading:  Christine Lowther
11:30 – 12:30   Solo Reading:  James Hoggan

12:45 – 1:45    Lunch

2:00 – 3:00   Solo Performance:  Sheri-D Wilson
3:15 – 4:15   Solo Reading:  Geoff Dembicki
4:30 – 5:45   Solo Readings: Denman Writers

6:00 – 7:15   Dinner

7:30 – 9:30   Main Stage Event:  “The Truth of Fiction”  Author Caroline Adderson invites a quartet of accomplished writers – Marina Endicott, Des Kennedy, Emily St John Mandel and Yasuko Thanh to explore the craft and complexities of writing fiction.

9:30 – 11:00  After party with music by Annie Siegel and Kosma Busheikin, Back Hall

SUNDAY JULY 22

9:00 – 10:15   Solo Readings: Denman Writers
10:30 – 12:45   Main Stage Event:

  • 10:30 – 11:00   Performance “Eco Echo” with Sheri-D Wilson
  • 11:15-12:45 “What’s the World Coming to?”  Join moderator Stewart Goodings as he engages authors Geoff Dembicki, James Hoggan and Christine Lowther in sharing their perspectives and prescriptions for a saner world.

12:45 – 1:00   Closing with Wedlidi Speck

 

Welcome and Solo Readings are in the Activity Centre, Main Stage Events and Meals are in the Community Hall on Friday and Saturday.  **All events will be held in the Activity Centre on Sunday.

Despite our best efforts, things can change.
Please check our website from time to time for changes or updates.
 

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