Cabot Trail Writers Festival returns Oct. 2-4
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.