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Knowlton Literary Fest Coming Up!

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--October 6, 2017.

Come to Knowlton for the 8th annual Literary Festival October 12 -15!

In the fall, visitors from all over Canada and the USA come to the Eastern Townships to experience the colours, good food and great places to stay. In Knowlton, they can have all of this and more, they can participate in the largest English language literary festival east of Montreal.

For those who enjoy humour, we are delighted to include Terry Mosher (Aislin), Canada’s leading political cartoonist. For those who like to be thrilled, Ian Hamilton will talk about his Triad-busting heroine, Ava Lee. For those who like local colour, Donna Morrissey sets her latest book in coastal Newfoundland. For those who like gritty material, Heather O’Neill sets her work in early 20th century Montreal. For those who like to travel the world, Rana Bose takes us there.

This year, the Festival will expand its focus beyond writers and their books to include the craft and the business of writing itself. On Thursday evening, October 12, many of the local community’s writers will gather and talk about their own experiences of writing and marketing. On Friday evening, October 13th, Douglas Gibson, one of Canada’s top publishers, will talk about the world of publishing. On Saturday October 14, he will give a workshop on the business of books. Anne Fortier, a New York Times bestselling author, will give a master class for writers on both Saturday and Sunday.

We also will look more deeply into the reading needs of children. Sponsored by the Festival, Kathy Stinson, author of Red is Best, is giving three free workshops to the children at Knowlton Academy. Stinson will also host a special session on young children as readers. Sharon Mckay, war artist and also one of Canada’s leading authors for teens, will talk about how she writes about young people in a world of conflict.

The festival is located in Knowlton from Thursday October 12 to Sunday October 15. Tickets are available from Brome Lake Books Phone: 450 242 2242 Email


Full information about the schedule, tickets, the writers and the festival is on our website:
Contact: Robert Paterson.
Phone: 450 204 5780; Email: