Wild Writers 2016 Program



*This program is preliminary and subject to change.

Alternate histories with Guy Gavriel Kay and Rosemary Sullivan

Friday, November 4 @ 7:00pm – CIGI Campus Auditorium
67 Erb St. W, Waterloo

+ winners of The New Quarterly’s fiction, non-fiction, and poetry contests

$10 admission (+ 13% HST) – or free with a print subscription to The New Quarterly OR featured book purchase at Words Worth Books


Saturday, November 5 – Balsillie School of International Affairs (CIGI campus)
67 Erb St. W, Waterloo

8:30 – 9:30 am:
9:30 – 10:50 am:

Writer’s Craft Class – $20

Isabel Huggan

Introduced by Barb Carter


The Publishing Panel:
Why Small is Big

 Dimitri Nasrallah (Véhicule Press), Jim Nason (Tightrope Books), Janice Zawerbny- Former Editor at Anansi, Pamela Mulloy (The New Quarterly),

Moderated by Susan Scott, TNQ Editor

Writer’s Craft Class – $20

Erin Bow- Fantasy (Tiered)

Introduced by: Kristen (Word Worth Books)

11:10 – 12:30 pm:

Writer’s Craft Class – $20

Angela Misri

Panel Discussion

What is Lost (or Found) in Translation
Lamees Al Ethari, Michael Crummey, Dimitri Nasrallah, Leonarda Carranza

Writer’s Craft Class – $20

What You Know: The Art of Literary Research
Alissa York

Introduced by Pamela Mulloy

12:30 – 1:30 pm:
with Book Signing from 12:30 – 1:00
1:30 – 2:50 pm:

Writer’s Craft Class – $20

This is Not My Life: Non-Fiction
Diane Schoemperlen

Introduced by Susan Scott

Wild Writers Panel

Fiction: Finding Your Voice
Kirsteen MacLeod, Kerry-Lee Powell, Brent van Staalduinen

Moderated by Carrie Snyder

Writer’s Craft Class – $20

The Art of Dialogue
Pamela Mordecai

3:10 – 4:30 pm:

In Conversation -$10

Writing a Thriller
Susan Glickman, Robert Rotenberg

Moderated by David Worsley

Wild Writers Panel

Falling in Love with Poetry
Chris Banks, Michael Crummey, Isabel Huggan, and Kerry-Lee Powell

Moderated by Kim Jernigan

Writer’s Craft Class – $20

Michael Helm

Introduced by Pamela Mulloy

4:30 – 5:30 pm:
Book Signing

Saturday, November 5 Doors Open @ 7:00pm – The Berlin
45 King St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 1A1

Speakeasy Featuring An On-Stage Interview with Zarqa Nawaz

Hosted by Tasneem Jamal

+ Bruce Johnstone as MC

+ live music

$20 admission (+ 13% HST)

Sunday, November 6 @ 10:00am – Rhapsody Barrel Bar
179 King St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 1A9

Literary Brunch
with Madeleine Thien, Alissa York and Micheal Helm

Moderated by Sharron Smith

Coffee with the authors begins at 10:00 followed by breakfast fare. The writers will discuss their latest work, the writing process, and life as a writer. Intimate, casual, engaging – an ideal way to spend a Sunday morning.

$38 admission (+ 13% HST)