Opening Reception

November 4, 2016 at 7:00pm

Words will return for its third year of activity, taking place between the 4th and the 6th of November 2016!

$15 for Students ($20 at the door) 

$20 for General Admission ($25 at the door)

Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Date: Friday, November 6 
Place: Museum London

Join us for the Opening Reception of London’s celebration of literature and creativity, featuring acclaimed authors Andre Alexis, Emma Donoghue, Steve Paikin, George Elliott Clarke, Douglas Gibson, Robert Chafe, Mariko Tamaki, Jennifer Robson, John Beckwith, Penn Kemp, Madhur Anand, Teva Harrison, Leanne Simpson, Brian Johnson, Shane Neilson, Margaret Christakos, Laurie Graham, Holly Painter, Tom Cull, Nadia Bozak, Monia Mazigh, and many more. 

At our Opening kickoff, journalist and filmmaker Janice Zolf will join us to sit down and chat with Giller prize-winning author Andre Alexis

We will also feature a star panel of authors on creativity and big ideas, including George Elliott ClarkeMariko Tamaki,Jennifer Robson, and Robert Chafe. Come on down to Museum London to mix and mingle with some of Canada’s brightest writers, thinkers, and creatives!

Do you have questions for our authors? To join the conversation, tweet your comments and questions to the Festival hashtag (‪#‎WordsLdn‬). Early bird rates apply: $15 for students, $20 for general admission. At the door, $20 students, $25 for general admission. 

There will be light snacks and a cash bar. 

Authors & Presenters

Jennifer Robson

Western alumna and bestselling historical novelist

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Mariko Tamaki

Mariko Tamaki is a multidisciplinary artist and writer

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George Elliott Clarke

Poet, novelist, playwright, and Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate

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Robert Chafe

Governor General's Award-winning playwright featured this year at the Grand Theatre

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André Alexis

Novelist and Giller Prize Winner

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