As an event that brings people together, the 1000 Islands Writers Festival has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. Event organizers have made the difficult decision to cancel this year's festival.

Ensuring the health and safety of our patrons and guests is our primary concern at this time and this includes mitigating risk and worry. We believe it is our responsibility to cancel and that exercising caution is the best course of action.

Any tickets purchased will be refunded. The Box Office will be in touch with you soon about this. Any questions should be forwarded to:

We encourage you to support the festival's authors, as well as your local bookstore, Beggar's Banquet Books, where you'll find a full selection of books by our festival authors.

“Set in a picturesque town on the river, among some of the warmest and most welcoming book-lovers I’ve ever met, this is a gem among writers’ festivals.”

Festival Patron, Terry Fallis

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