2015 Event Schedule

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THURSDAY, JUNE 4

READING IN THE COUNTY
with Heather O’Neill

7:30-9:00 pm at Clinton Town Hall

FREE | 100 tickets available – to accommodate seating and hospitality please book a ticket

Canada Reads winner and Governor General’s Award winning author Heather O’Neill reads from her new collection of short stories Daydreams of Angels, called “inventive, outlandish, and tender” and “irresistible” (Toronto Star)

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 5

WRITERS MASTERCLASS

3:00-4:30 pm at Wingham Library

Heather O’Neill, title to be determined

$15.00 | 30 tickets available

 

WRITERS MASTERCLASS

3:00-4:30 pm at North Huron Museum

Andrew Kaufman, Story Structure of the Screenplay

$15.00 | 30 tickets available

 

Enjoy Dinner in one of our local pubs or diners, but 
save room for the rhubarb pie available at the
BLYTH FESTIVAL ANNUAL USED BOOK SALE
Free Admission | 5pm-8pm | Blyth Memorial Community Hall, Blyth

 

OPENING RECEPTION & BOOK SIGNING

7:30 pm at Knights of Columbus Hall, Wingham

$15.00 | 50 tickets available

The official opening of the Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story, featuring celebrity authors Heather O’Neill and Andrew Kaufman, and a presentation by Dr David Bentley of UWO English department on Alice Munro’s student writings. 

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 6

*Saturday Pass | $80  – select morning and afternoon workshop from the two concurrent offerings. Pass includes gala dinner but does not include lunch package.
 

COFFEE WITH KAUFMAN

9:30-10:30 am at Wingham Library

Keynote Speaker  Andrew Kaufman

FREE | 50 tickets available – to accommodate seating and hospitality please book a ticket

Kick off your Festival Saturday with coffee and refreshments and a short keynote by Wingham native and best selling author Andrew Kaufman.

 

WRITERS MASTERCLASS – Writing Linked Short Stories

Caroline Adderson
11:00-12:30 pm at North Huron Museum

$15.00 | 30 tickets available

Is it a novel?  Is it short stories?   Can it be both?  Yes, it can!  In this workshop we will examine the wonderful potential of this hybrid form.

 

FOR READERS: ON READING ALICE

Dr Manina Jones, presenter
11:00-12:30 pm at Wingham Town Hall

$15.00 | 30 tickets available

For our reading audience: Dr Manina Jones of UWO English department leads a discussion of Alice Munro works and their relevance.

 

DEDICATION OF THE ALICE MUNRO PUBLIC LIBRARY
12:30 pm at Wingham Branch of Huron County Library
281 Edward Street, Wingham
Speeches, refreshments, kids crafts and more 

 

Lunch package available at
Grumpy’s Restaurant, Wingham

 

WRITERS MASTERCLASS – Writing Narrative Scenes

Caroline Adderson
2:00-3:30 pm at North Huron Museum

$15.00 | 30 tickets available

The scene is the dramatic heart of fiction, where plot, setting and character come together on the page. In this intensive workshop we will study examples of successful narrative scenes, analyze their elements, including the effective use of dialogue, and, of course, write them. 

 

FOR READERS: FOR BOOK CLUBS

Merilyn Simonds, moderator
2:00-3:00 pm at Wingham Town Hall

$15.00 | 30 tickets available

A chance to come together and celebrate your book club!

"How to Read a Short Story" A engaging discussion of how to include short stories in your book club discussions, with a focus on Canadian works. Book club A &A to be included.

 

WRITERS ROUNDTABLE 

4:00-5:00 pm at Wingham Library

$15.00 | 8 spots

Your chance to ask an author!  Andrew Kaufman

 

WRITERS ROUNDTABLE

4:00-5:00 pm at Wingham Town Hall

$15.00 | 8 spots

Your chance to ask an author!  Merilyn Simonds

 

JUBILEE GALA

6:00-10:00 pm at Knights of Columbus Centre

$45.00 | 200 tickets available
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Our Jubilee Gala event: a keynote address by Canada Reads winner and Giller-nominated author Lisa Moore, the presentation of nominees and winners of our Adult and Youth Short Story Contest, along with cocktails, live music, and home-cooked Huron County fare. 

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 7

MASTERCLASS – Writing Flash Fiction

Merilyn Simonds

9:30-11:00 am at Bayfield Town Hall, lower

$15.00 – please book through Blyth Festival Box Office, 519-523-9300

A Short Course on Writing REALLY Short Stories.

 

MASTERCLASS – A Point of View

Lisa Moore
9:30-11:00 am at Bayfield Town Hall, upper

$15.00 – please book through Blyth Festival Box Office, 519-523-9300
This masterclass will discuss the benefits and limitations of first person, second person and third person point-of-view; how point-of-view establishes various degrees of psychic distance; the reasons an author might switch point-of-view mid-narrative, and the reasons to avoid switching. We will also talk about the gap between the authorial voice and the voice of the narrator.

 

 

Brunch packages available at
Black Dog Pub & Bistro; Red Pump Inn

Please call and reserve your place under the Alice Munro Festival

 

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Black Dog Pub & Bistro – $20 + tax + gratuity

519-565-2326

Authors: Merilyn Simonds and Caroline Adderson

Tomato Basil Soup with Housemade Bread & Butter

Followed by Quiche with Aged Cheddar, Spinach, Shallots and Dill, served with Loco Fields Greens

 

Red Pump Inn – $35 + tax + gratuity

1-888-665-2576

Author: Lisa Moore

Appetiizer (choose one): Tossed Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette; Pomegranate Sorbet; Tomato Gin Soup

Mains (choose one): Poached Salmon with rice & vegetables; Flank Steak on honey-scented pumpkin puree, scented horseradish beignets; Grilled Supreme of Chicken Succotash on black linguine

Dessert (choose one): Apple tarte tatin; Strawberries and cointreau sabayon with fresh whipped cream; Steamed upside down raspberry and apple pudding

 

READINGS IN THE COUNTY

1:00 – 3:00 pm at Bayfield Town Hall

FREE | 100 tickets available – to accommodate seating and hospitality please book a ticket

Lisa Moore, Caroline Adderson, Merilyn Simonds

Close the Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story with readings and book signings from national award-winning and best selling authors Lisa Moore, Caroline Adderson, and Merilyn Simonds.

 

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