Friday July 15th                        

8:30  Registration and ticket pick up
9:30 – 10:00  Opening/Welcome with Des Kennedy
10:00 – 10:50  Solo Reading: Brian Goldman
11:15 – 12:15  Solo Reading:  Lorraine Martinuik/Jónína Kirton
12:30            Lunch
1:30 -2:20  Solo Reading:  Mark Jaccard
2:45- 3:45  Solo Reading:  Laura Busheikin/Peggy Herring
4:00 – 4:50  Solo Reading:  Michael Christie
5:00 – 5:30  Happy Hour with music by Randy Duncan
5:30               Dinner
7:00 – 9:15  Main Stage Event:

  • Between Places:  Novelist and playwright Anosh Irani discusses his international writing career and latest books with writer Angie Abdou.
  • Outsiders in Life and Literature:  Moderator Howard Stewart in conversation with adventurer and homesteader Kate Harris and debut novelist Cedar Bowers .

Saturday, July 16th

9:00 Registration and ticket pick up
9:40 – 10:30  Solo Reading:  Libby Davies
10:50 – 11:50  Solo Reading:  Carolyne Montgomery/Cedar Bowers
12:00             Lunch
1:40 – 2:30  Solo Reading:  Anosh Irani
2:45 – 3:45  Main Stage Event:

  • Outspoken Advocates:  Political advocate Libby Davies and environmental analyst Mark Jaccard break down the challenges of making crucial change happen

4:00 – 5:00  Denman writers reading: Bill Engleson, Angela Ferguson, Thomas Provencal, Annie Siegel, Rosa Telegus.
5:00  – 5:45  Happy Hour with music by Randy Duncan
5:45               Dinner
7:30 – 9:00  Main Stage Event:

  • What’s Past is Prologue:  Moderator Stewart Goodings prompts novelists Michael Christie and Peggy Herring along with poet Jónína Kirton to reveal how stories from the past empower their writing.

9:00–10:00. Drinks in the Back Hall

Sunday July 17th

10:00 – 12:15  Main Stage Event:   **** SORRY, SOLD OUT ****

  • In Conversation: Emergency and Empathy:  Author and emergency room physician Dr. Brian Goldman talks with host Des Kennedy about the power of kindness, the power of teamwork and the challenges of discussing the pandemic on his popular radio program “White Coat Black Art”  
  •  Kate Harris:  Solo reading and photo presentation from her adventure cycling the Silk Road

12:15  Closing

Welcome and Solo Readings are in the Activity Centre;  Main Stage Events, Denman writers reading, and Meals are in the Community Hall.

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