Cabot Trail Writ­ers Fes­ti­val re­turns Oct. 2-4

Cape Breton Post - - ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT - BY CAPE BRE­TON POST STAFF

In­ter­na­tion­ally re­spected and award win­ning au­thors will gather at the Gaelic Col­lege for the 7th an­nual Cabot Trail Writ­ers Fes­ti­val, Oct. 2-4.

This year’s fes­ti­val con­tin­ues the tra­di­tion of work­shops, read­ings, com­mis­sions and mu­sic, in­clud­ing new all day work­shops, a mu­si­cal trib­ute to David Adams Richards and orig­i­nal work by a group of Cape Bre­ton artists.

Fea­tured writ­ers for open­ing night in­clude Lawrence Hill, Lisa Moore, Kath­leen Win­ter, Ian Hamil­ton, Lin­den MacIn­tyre, Joan Clark, Mi­randa Hill and Me­gan Coles, who rep­re­sent the wide di­ver­sity of writ­ing in Canada and around the world.

The fes­ti­val will also welcome Jared Bland, arts editor for The Globe and Mail, to fa­cil­i­tate the week­end.

Writ­ers will also have the op­por­tu­nity to en­gage with noted au­thor Lisa Moore on Oct. 3. The ac­tiv­ity will see eight writ­ers spend the day work­ing on their craft with Moore.

Par­tic­i­pants are ex­pected to sub­mit a piece of writ­ing to Moore and each other by Aug. 31. Moore will pro­vide feed­back and ex­per­tise.

That evening will see the first Cabot Trail Writ­ers Fes­ti­val Art Gallery take place fea­tur­ing orig- inal works by 10 Cape Bre­ton vis­ual artists who present cover de­signs for ten Cana­dian nov­els.

The gallery open­ing will be fol­lowed by Dan MacCor­mack’s Sym­phony of Ghosts, a Trib­ute to David Adams Richards.

On the fi­nal day of the fes­ti­val will be two panel dis­cus­sions, brunch and the song­writ­ing of MacCor­mack.

Go online to cabot­trail­writ­ers­fes­ti­val.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

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