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2018 Program

Festival Passes are also available
by calling the Blyth Festival Box Office – 519.523.9300
WRITER'S PASS (*W)
Includes all four MasterClasses, and/or Author Readings or Panel Discussion.  Lunches both days
$140
READER'S PASS (*R)
Includes Author Readings,
all Panel Discussions and
Lunches both days
$100
Individual Events tickets available through links on the Event Pages
SATURDAY, JUNE 2
9 a.m.10:30am
AUTHOR READINGS – $10

Witches of New York by Ami McKay,
Little Fish by  Casey Plett                   
Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield (*R)
9 a.m.10:30am
MASTERCLASS #1 – $25

Getting Out of Your Own Way
Sarah Meehan Sirk.
Bayfield Library, Bayfield  (*W)
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
AUTHOR READING – $10

The Wonder, by Emma Donoghue and 
One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None
of This Will Matter
 by Scaachi Koul
Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield  (*R)
 
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
LUNCH & AUTHOR READING – $25

Madeleine Thien
Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield (*W) (*R)
 
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
AUTHOR PANEL

Girls Don’t Slam Doors – $25
Emma Donoghue, Scaachi Koul
and Casey Plett  (*R)
Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
MASTERCLASS #2

The Act of Writing – $25
Johanna Skibsrud

Bayfield Library, Bayfield  (*W)
SUNDAY, JUNE 4
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
GUIDED WALKING TOUR $10
11:00 – 12:30 PM 
AUTHOR READINGS – $10
Sarah Meehan Sirk,
Johanna Skibsrud 
at Wingham Town Hall Theatre,
Wingham  (*W) (*R)
11:00 – 12:30 PM 
MASTERCLASS #3 – $25
Giant Steps
with Ami McKay
 
Alice Munro Public Library,
Wingham
.      (*W)
1:00 – 3:00 PM
SHORT STORY AWARD LUNCHEON AND KEYNOTE by Madeleine Thien – $30
Maitland River Community Church, 414 Josephine St, Wingham, ON N0G 2W0

3:30 – 5:00 PM 
AUTHOR PANEL
Does That Make Me a Feminist
Writer?
  – $10

​Panelists Ami McKaySarah Meehan Sirk 
and Johanna Skibsrud
Wingham Town Hall Theatre, 
274 JOSEPHINE, Wingham, ON N0G 2W0

 

3:30 – 5:00 PM 
MASTERCLASS #4
Opening the Door – $25
with Casey Plett

Alice Munro Public Library,
381 Edward Street,
Wingham, ON
.                                       (*W)

 

Words and Images Combine in New Alice Munro Festival Project

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March 11, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

HURON COUNTY – The Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story is excited to be hosting a new joint project between the Huron County Library and the Photography Club of Bayfield that will combine the words of Alice Munro stories with photo images of Huron County. 

Huron County Library book clubs will be reading a selection of Alice Munro stories over the next month in order to pull quotes from the stories that are visually descriptive of the places and landscapes of Huron County. The list of quotes will then be circulated to members of the Photography Club of Bayfield who will have the opportunity to either shoot new photographs based on the quotes or match them to existing images from their inventory of Huron County photos. “We have amazing book clubs in our communities throughout the county,” says Jenni Boles, Branch Services Librarian for Huron County Library. “It is exciting that these groups have an opportunity to use their love of books and reading to help creatively celebrate this local, Nobel Prize winning author.” 

“Members of the Photography Club of Bayfield are excited about the opportunity to contribute their images to a new creative event in the county,” says Marty Bond, of the PCoB.

A jury of representatives from Huron County Library, Photography Club of Bayfield and Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story will select the images that will be framed and exhibited during the 2016 Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story taking place June 2 to 5, 2016.  Following the Festival, photos from the “Alice Munro Country” exhibit will be displayed in library branches across Huron County.

The photography exhibit will open on Friday, June 3 in Wingham as part of the opening reception of the 2016 Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story. This year’s Festival program will be announced soon and, along with a full line-up of author presentations and writing workshops, will also include a half-day landscape photography workshop on “Photographing Alice Munro Country” with Don Martel.

Fans of Alice Munro’s work and members of the public are invited to participate as well. Anyone interested in being part of this exciting project is asked to submit found quotes to their local library branch by April 1, 2016. 

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For more information please contact:
Bayfield Photography Club – Conrad Kuiper email: Conrad.kuiper@ed.amdsb.ca
Huron County Library – Jenni Boles, Branch Services Librarian,  (519) 482-5457 ext. 3  jboles@huroncounty.ca