Experience the Intersection of Literature and the Arts
At DigiWriting, we believe stories have the power to inspire, encourage, and transform lives. Readers and Writers, step beyond the pages of a book and experience the intersection of literature and the arts during one of our Literary Events throughout the year:
WRITE NOW RETREAT (Fall 2017)
Annual Writing Retreats
Each year, we assemble a team of award-winning authors to lead intensive writing retreats with daily instruction, one-on-one consultations, and creative exercises to encourage and inspire writing. Surrounded by Stratford's artistic vibe, this creative and nurturing environment helps take your writing to the next level, whatever stage you’re at.
STRATFORD WRITERS FESTIVAL (October 20-22, 2017)
Where Readers & Writers Meet
Meet your favourite and up-and-coming authors, learn about the inspiration behind their books, and hear their stories come to life. We offer more than literary readings, as our events also feature intersections with the arts such as actors performing from their works, literary brunches, on-stage Q&As where authors engage with the audience, panel discussions between peers, writers craft workshops, musical literary performances and songwriting circles, and much more! There are a series of free events as well, including writing and publishing workshops.
APPETITE FOR WORDS FESTIVAL (October 27-29, 2017)
A Literary Festival with a Culinary Twist!
Experience the literary and culinary arts in a new way at this innovative festival in Stratford, Ontario. At literary dinners, food is matched with an author's readings, so participants can actually taste the words they’re hearing. A literary cocktail tasting and a literary coffee pairing experience are also anticipated events. During workshops, participants can build their skills and increase their knowledge of both the culinary and literary arts. From a literary picnic-style farm lunch to a wine tasting seminar, come whet your appetite for literature during our collaboration with the Stratford Chefs School.
YOUNG ADULT STRATFORD WRITERS FESTIVAL (May 6, 2017)
Readers and Writers, meet some of Canada's top Young Adult Authors during spirited panel discussions, lively readings, audience Q&As and much more! There are a series of Free events as well including writing and publishing workshops.
#CANLITPIT (July 2017)
Canadian Literature Pitch
Each year, Canadian writers from across Canada are invited to pitch their polished, unpublished manuscript in 140 characters or less during #CanLitPit (Canadian Literature Pitch). Turning the traditional querying process on its head, #CanLitPit occurs on Twitter, with participating Canadian publishers looking for new, undiscovered voices.
Once Upon a Theme: Literary Lunch with Ron Sexsmith - The Stratford Writers Festival
Sunday Oct. 22nd, 2017
Taste the Tradition: Literary Dinner with Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer in Residence Chef Andrew George Jr.
Friday Oct. 27th, 2017