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BookFest Windsor Turns 15!
New Look! New Slogan!
JOIN US FOR A PRESS CONFERENCE TO CELEBRATE
“DIVERSE VOICES” IN LITERARY ARTS!
WHAT: BookFest Windsor Press Conference for upcoming festival
WHEN: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 – 10:30 am
WHERE: Biblioasis, 1520 Wyandotte Street East
WHY: BookFest Windsor turns 15 this year, and with our theme of
“Diverse Voices,” a fresh new design look, and a sassy new slogan, we’re making news!
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS YEAR’S OUTSTANDING FESTIVAL
- Dates of BookFest Windsor 2016: Friday, November 4 – Sunday, November 6 at The Art Gallery of Windsor and Chimczuk Museum
- New Slogan: The Book Is Better | BookFest turns 15!
- New energy! New look! And yes, we’re embracing the great potential for cultural connection in our community with the WIFF family!
- BookFest Windsor (BFW) is an annual literary festival in its fifteenth year. It draws Canadian authors, publishers, graphic artists, and their readers to downtown Windsor for a weekend of entertainment, discussion, and learning.
- 2016 Theme: Diverse Voices – emphasizing books by writers from diverse backgrounds from all over Canada, including Karolyn Smardz-Frost, Veta Smith Tucker, Michael Kusugak, Olive Senior, and more!
- We welcome Scotiabank Giller Prize short-listed authors Gary Barwin and Catherine Leroux to our program!
- Famed NHL defenseman Chris Chelios will be joined by hockey archaeologist Kevin Shea and sports writer Bob Duff for a lively discussion of “The Rules of the Game.”
- Join Karolyn Smardz-Frost and Veta Smith Tucker, editors of A Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland, for a discussion of Windsor-Essex County’s central role as a terminus for the Underground Railroad and a hotbed of anti-slavery resistance.
- Former Ontario Lieutenant-Governor the Honorable James Bartleman tells the story of his extraordinary life as a proponent of literacy for First Nations children.
- Enjoy stories of Inuit and Arctic culture by esteemed author and storyteller Michael Kusugak.
MEDIA CONTACT SOCIAL MEDIA
Sarah Jarvis, Festival Director www.bookfestwindsor.com