1st annual Burlington Literary Festival launches in November

By Staff

October 22, 2021



Booklovers and writers, take note!

The 1st annual Burlington Literary Festival launches in November, just in time for NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month.

“During this month-long celebration of literature, we welcome authors, celebrate books, and (virtually) visit with local and national literary treasures.

“All sessions are online this year due to the pandemic. We look forward to hosting in-person and virtual festival events next year. Please bookmark this page and follow #BurlLitFest to get the latest festival news.”


How to Research with Denise Davy, investigative journalist, social issues advocate & author

A Bookseller’s Perspective with Ian Elliot, A Different Drummer Books owner

National Novel Writing Month with Brian Henry, writer, creative writing instructor & former book editor

Digital Publishing with Mark Leslie Lefebvre, author, former bookseller & e-publisher

The Art of Writing Memoir with Dr. Ellen Ryan, pyschologist, professor emeritus, McMaster University

Story Development with Lynda Simmons, author & creative writing instructor

Haiku for Remembrance Day with Kimiko Horne, published haiku writer & teacher


Lana Button, children’s author, educator & entertainer

Tonia Evans Cianciulli, soprano, singer-songwriter & author

Ian Hamilton, crime/mystery writer & former journalist

Terry O’Reilly, author, broadcast producer & CBC Radio One podcast host

Zoe Whittall, poet, novelist & TV writer


AGB presents About Prison Libraries with Kirsten Wurmann and Ashley Huot, Prison Libraries Committee of Manitoba

HPO presents Composing Literature-Based Music with Abigail Richardson-Schulte, Composer-in-Residence

Treaty & What it Means to the Law of the Land presented by Elder Garry Sault, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation

Participating partners

A Different Drummer Books
Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB)
Burlington Mundialization Committee – Itabashi
Burlington Writers Group
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (HPO)
Harper Collins Canada
McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA)
Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation
Southern Ontario Lyric Opera Company (SOLO)

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REGISTER for BurlLitFest events – registration opens Oct 25, 12pm


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