Opening Reception 2022

November 4, 2022 at 7:00pm

Words returns to Museum London for its ninth annual festival, featuring a hybrid program of onsite and online events to build resilience as we confront what divides us. The festival will host over 40 writers and artists and will revolve around the theme of “Bridging Divides”!

Opening Night Tickets are now SOLD OUT.

Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Date: Friday, November 4th

Place: Museum London

At our Opening kickoff, we will visit with 2021 Giller Prize-winning author Omar El Akkad, who will be joining us at Words this year in partnership with Embassy Cultural House! Journalist and filmmaker Janice Zolf will join Omar to talk about his award-winning journalism and fiction.

We will also feature a star panel of authors on creativity and big ideas, featuring Wayne Johnston, Stephen Marche, Laurie D. Graham, and Madhur Anand. 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

Omar El Akkad

Omar El Akkad is an author and journalist.

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Laurie D. Graham

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Wayne Johnston

Wayne Johnston is a Canadian novelist.

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Madhur Anand

Poet and Canada Research Chair in ecology and environmental science at Guelph University

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