We’re wild about the Wild Writers Literary Festival, which is a decade-old in November 2021. As a result of Covid-19 restrictions, this year’s WWLF, like the 2020 festival, is online—from November 1 to November 21, 2021, there are seventeen events and three Youth Writer Workshops— https://wildwriters.ca/schedule-2021/
Two of the high-profile events include “From Plants to Pages: Helen Humphreys on Field Studies” on Wednesday, November 3, and “Tamas Dobozy on Building the Perfect, Decrepit Utopia” on Saturday, November 13.
Helen Humphreys, author of 19 works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, spent a year working in an herbarium—and walked out with her latest book. Wilfrid Laurier University’s Tamas Dobozy, author of three previous collections of short fiction and novellas, will dive deep into unsettled histories, unearthed secrets, and that gnawing feeling…that something has been left unresolved.
This year’s festival offers a unique opportunity for engaged readers and writers to have a Wild Writers experience without leaving home—last year there were more than 2,000 event registrants, from across Canada and the United States as well as the United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Oman, Turkey, Iraq, and Bangladesh.
This November, a few events are free, some cost $10, and festival passes are just $40.
The Wild Writers Literary Festival is managed by a collective consisting of The New Quarterly (TNQ), headquartered at St. Jerome’s University (federated with the University of Waterloo), Words Worth Books, and the Balsillie School of International Policy. TNQ, a charitable not-for-profit organization, has been publishing the best of new Canadian writing—fiction, poetry, nonfiction, author interviews, and talk about writing—since 1981. TNQ is now 40!
See you at WWLF10 throughout November