First Annual Stratford Writers Festival!

I am delighted to see a Writers Festival taking root in my hometown of Stratford, Ontario. The lineup looks terrific, with readings, workshops and panel discussions with some of Canada's finest writers, an opportunity for new writers to pitch their work to an editor or agent, a brunch/reading with Kim Echlin and jazz pianist Paul Shilton--and much more. For my own part, I'll be reading with novelist Farzana Doctor at the Prune Restaurant on Saturday, October 22, and performing the Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter solo play as the festival's final event (Sunday, October 23 @ 8:30pm). For tickets and details, please click on the photo below or visit