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BookFest returns to in-person events in October

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Windsor’s annual Bookfest returns to in-person format in October for the first time since 2019.

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Program Chair Eileen Moore Davis said, “BookFest has always been an opportunity for authors to read their work, discuss their writing, ask questions from the audience, and converse with readers in an intimate and relaxed environment. “While we are grateful that technology has allowed us to continue the festival virtually in 2020 and 2021, we are thrilled to be able to bring the festival in person again this year across Canada. We are proud to welcome such a wonderful writer from and showcase beautiful venues across the city.”

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Themed ‘Across the City’, the Bookfest will run from October 13-16 and October 22, with events taking place in different locations each day.

The festival opens at Mackenzie Hall in Sandwich, followed by a series of downtown events Friday through Saturday at the University of Windsor Creative Arts, Tsimchuk Museum and Fionn McCools.

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There will also be a virtual event for local schools on October 14th. On October 22nd, an open-air celebration will be held at the Tower of Freedom on Pitt Street East. Co-hosted by BookFest and the Essex County Society for the Study of Black History, the event features a black writer and performing artist.

The festival will also include a Friday Night Fiction and Poetry Café event, panels focused on Indigenous Peoples, BIPOC, 2SLGBTQ+ and Women’s Voices.

Tickets are available at literaryartswindsor.ca/bookfest.

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BookFest returns to in-person events in October

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