Opening Reception 2019

November 1, 2019 at 7:00pm

Words returns to the Forest City for its sixth annual Festival, 1-3 November 2019. Taking up the theme, “Reimagining Souwesto Identities,” London’s literary and creative arts festival will bring the community together for a celebration of creative ideas, artistic expression, and cultural diversity.

Opening Night Tickets are now available!

$15 for Students ($20 at the door)

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

Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Date: Friday, November 1st

Place: Museum London

Tickets are available for purchase: here

At our Opening kickoff, journalist and filmmaker Janice Zolf will join us to sit down and chat with 2019 CBC Massey Lecturer Sally Armstrong.

We will also feature a star panel of authors on creativity and big ideas, featuring Lynn Coady, Drew Hayden Taylor, Iskwē, and James Bartleman. Come on down to Museum London to mix and mingle with some of Canada’s brightest writers, thinkers, and creatives!

During the three-day event, visitors will experience a range of artistic forms including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, film, drama, children’s literature, new media, spoken word performance, graphic novels, zines, storytelling, and much more. Words will also feature a jam-packed schedule of events with between 25 and 30 artists and writers, including Nino Ricci, Kathy Page, Adam Foulds, Gary Barwin, Terry Fallis, Diana Beresford-Kroeger, Sally Armstrong, Lynn Coady, Seth, Drew Hayden Taylor, Kevin Sylvester, and many more!

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. All other Festival events on Saturday (Nov. 2 / Nov. 3) are free! There will be light snacks and a cash bar.

Authors & Presenters

James K. Bartleman

James K. Bartleman is an author and former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.

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Sally Armstrong

Sally Armstrong is an award-winning author, journalist, and human rights activist.

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Lynn Coady

Lynn Coady is a Canadian novelist, journalist and TV writer.

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Drew Hayden Taylor

Drew Hayden Taylor is a playwright, columnist, filmmaker and lecturer.

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