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.)


Short Story Contest Celebration

Event Date: Saturday Oct. 19th, 2019

Event Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Host: Stratford Writers Festival

Contact: Stratford Writers Festival


Short Story Contest Celebration

The results for the Rotary Club Short Story Contest are in! Join a community of writers, Rotary Stratford and author John Goddard as we announce the winners and distribute cash prizes.
This event is FREE and open to all writers.
What can you expect from the event?

  • Announcement of winners and cash prize distribution 
  • Q&A with author John Goddard
  • Celebration of Canadian literary talent
  • Light refreshments
  • An opportunity to mingle with a community of writers

Who is this event for?

  • Emerging writers
  • All participants of The Short Story Contest
  • Friends, family, and loved ones of winners and participants
  • Anyone and everyone who would like to mingle with a community of writers and discuss the art of storytelling

The Stratford Writers Festival and The Rotary Club of Stratford have partnered up to support emerging writers, indie authors, and literacy in an annual Short Story Contest. The winners are announced at the Stratford Writers Festival.  
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 Toronto.

This event is wheelchair accessible.

Cost: Free

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


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