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Wordstock Sudbury lineup: An 'impressive list of Canadian literary stars'

Local authors Kim Fahner and Tom Leduc are also special guests 

Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival has shared details of its plans for the lineup of the Nov. 1-3 festival, saying it will feature an “impressive list of Canadian literary stars.”

Festival goers can experience enlightening and inspiring conversations with award winning Canadian literary talent that starts with:

  • Kyo Mclear (Birds Art Life) 
  • Georgette Leblanc (Parliamentary Poet Laureate)
  • Monique Gray Smith (Tilly and the Crazy Eights)
  • Tanya Neumeyer (Slam Poet)
  • Britta Badour (Slam Poet)
  • Doyali Islam (Heft)
  • Joshua Whitehead (Full Metal Indigiqueer) 
  • Lauren Carter (Following Sea)

The lineup will also include local authors with new releases this year such as former poet laureates Kim Fahner (These Wings) and Tom Leduc (Slagflower: Poems Unearthed From A Mining Town).

“We are planning for another great lineup of Canadian literary talent,” said Heather Campbell, festival director, in a press release. “Our audience can expect once again a unique opportunity to participate in stimulating conversations and get an inside view into the writing craft.”

Campbell said the festival is changing venues this year and will take place at the Holiday Inn and include literary readings, masterclasses in the craft of writing and lots of new books to discover. There will also be an industry panel for those wanting to learn more about getting their work published.

Teen writers can get started on writing their short story or poems for the sixth annual #Youthwords Writing Contest sponsored by The Sudbury Star. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 20 at midnight. This year judges are looking for writing that speaks to the power of our voice to inspire action and hope.

Early bird tickets go on sale Aug. 7 and can be found on the festival website,