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The Word on the Lake Writers Festival is less than two weeks away! Hooray!

A talented group of presenters has been assembled for the enlightenment and enjoyment of writers and readers.

Sessions include both skill development workshops and open forums with presenters, based on questions and answers in a relaxed and intimate setting.

This year, the festival has moved westward to the Sorrento Retreat & Conference Centre at 1159 Passchendaele Road.

Congratulations to Lynne Stonier-Newman, who signed on during Earlybird Registration and won a basket of goodies worth $200! The prize will be awarded at the festival.  

But fear not, you can still join us. Regular registration will continue until April 24. Just go to

Café Lit, the festival’s kick-off event takes place Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. and will feature presenters reading from their work.

Access is included in the weekend pass, and members of the public are welcome to attend. Tickets  are $20 and will be available at the door. Refreshments will be available.

Café Lit will feature the following presenters: national and International bestselling author Gail Anderson-Dargatz; Canadian writer Kelley Armstrong; comedian, author and actor Charlie Demers; writer, scholar, researcher and grandmother Norma Dunning a; fiction writer, poet, and children's author Anne Fleming; writer, producer, script analyst, story editor and teacher Kat Montagu; multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and storyteller Ed Peekeekoot; author Jacqueline Turner and multiple award-winning playwright, screenwriter, TV showrunner and novelist Ian Weir.

Members of the public are also invited to attend Saturday Night Live, a gala at the Sorrento Centre’s kekuli. Enjoy the comedy of Charlie Demers, stories and songs with Ed Peekeekoot and a ukulele singalong with Anne Fleming.

Tickets at $20 are available online and at the door.

For the full lowdown on this year’s festival, go to

Alice and Deb look on as Piccadilly Mall's Lynda Stepura draws the winner of the earlybird prize!

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