Come to Stratford early and stay late! Construction delays may be significant in summer 2019 so be sure not to miss out on any fun!

Hwy 6 to Embro/401: Replacement of large culvert Aug-Nov

Expect delays but road will not be closed. Hwy 7 detour is suggested as above, if there is an overlap.

Hwy 8 between Stratford and Shakespeare: In progress

Beginning in early June, stretches of this road between the west end of Shakespeare and the east end of Stratford will be reduced on weekdays to a single lane, with flag people controlling traffic in both directions. Delays may be lengthy, so please allow additional time for your trip. (Both lanes are expected to be open on evenings and weekends.)


Book Proposal and Query Letter Workshop

Event Date: Saturday Oct. 19th, 2019

Event Time: 10 am - 12 pm

Host: Stratford Writers Festival

Contact: Stratford Writers Festival


Book Proposal and Query Letter Workshop

Getting published starts with a winning query letter and book proposal. This two-hour intensive workshop, run by non-fiction author John Goddard, will cover the essential components of both, including how to:

  • craft an opening one-line pitch;
  • define the target audience;
  • create a marketing plan;
  • analyze the competition, and;
  • grow the all-important “author platform" 

Who could benefit?

  • non-fiction writers
  • fiction writers (some workshop components might not apply)
*Participants are invited to bring their ideas and drafts for participatory exercises and a Q&A session.

About John Goddard - John Goddard is an author, magazine writer, and former Toronto Star reporter. His
books include “Inside the Museums: Toronto’s Heritage Sites and Their Most Prized
Objects,” and “Rock and Roll Toronto,” with pop critic Richard Crouse. John lives in

This event is wheelchair accessible.

Cost: $40/Per person

Location: Stratford Public Library, Stratford, 19 St. Andrew Street, Stratford



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