During its history, the Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story has presented multiple award-winning writers including: Margaret Atwood, Emma Donoghue, Michael Ondaatje, Vivek Shraya, Jane Urquart, and Ian Williams.
See all the past authors
As part of our goal to nurture emerging writers, The Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story hosts Masterclasses, enabling emerging writers to interact and learn from established writers.
Short Story Competition
The Short Story competition is an opportunity for writers to explore the short story, a literary art form made popular by 2013 Nobel laureate Alice Munro.
Submission deadline: March 15, 2022.
Find out how to enter
Alice Munro Festival for Kids
Celebrated Canadian authors share their stories with students in Avon Maitland schools through a partnership with the Foundation for Education.
See the presenters of the 2021 Storytelling for kids events
Alice Munro is a Canadian short story writer who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013. The Festival takes place where Alice grew up, in Huron County, Ontario.