2018 Schedule

The Festival takes place at the Clarion Hotel Sudbury, 117 Elm Street, unless indicated.

Thursday, November 1, 2018
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. In a Stranger’s Hand: The Letters Project

Scott Florence & Cora Eckert


7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 7:00 Festival Opening

Youthwords Writing Contest winners announced


7:30 True North

Dave Bidini and Kevin Hardcastle in conversation with Callam Rodya

9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Sulfur Open Mic

Hosted by Megan Burch



Friday, November 2, 2018

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Verse by Verse

Margaret Christakos, Mark Dunn, Susan McMaster

Moderated by Chloe LaDuchesse

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. French Kiss:

Tenir salon dan la cuisine avec Kim Thúy

Moderated by Denis St-Jules

Motley Kitchen

Stories and Song with

Dave Bidini and Charlie Angus

Wordstock Sudbury Book Club with Sarah Selecky

Sarah Selecky in conversation with Shirley Harasym

1380 Paquette Street

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Minwaajimo: Tell a Good Story

Lee Maracle and Waubgeshig Rice

9:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. 2nd Annual Sudbury Poetry Slam

Mahlikah Awe:ri and Tanya Neumeyer

Saturday, November 3, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Masterclass

Writing Short Fiction

Diane Schoemperlen


From Page to Screen

Elan Mastai

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Reading for the Littles

David Homel


11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Inside the Industry

Kerry Clare, Holly Kent, Jay & Hazel Millar

Moderated by Laura Stradiotto


1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Alternate Realities

Elan Mastai, Brit Griffin & Darlene Naponse in conversation with Markus Schwabe

Emerging Voices in 2018

Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli, Jennifer Farquhar, Natalie Morrill

Moderated by Kate Rutherford

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. In conversation with:

Kerry Clare, Margaret Christakos and Diane Schoemperlen

Moderated by Katharine Smith

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lee Maracle and Kim Thúy Uncensored
5:30 p.m.  – 7:00 p.m. Teaming Up with David Homel and Stanley Péan

Moderated by Réjean Grenier

La Fromagerie

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Tom Wilson & LeE HARVeY OsMOND

The Townehouse