4th Edition of Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival

The fourth edition of Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival, set for November 2 to 4 in downtown Sudbury, has once again pulled in a stellar line-up of Canlit stars.

“Our 2017 festival will feature beloved and emerging Canadian literary gems including Merilyn Simmonds, Sean Michaels, Nathan Adler and Cherie Dimaline,” said Heather Campbell, Festival Director. “We will have a few more surprises to share closer to the festival but we can say that we are particularly excited about our line-up for this year.”

Wordstock Sudbury Literary FestivalM Simonds

Merylin Simonds is a Canadian writer of short/long fiction/nonfiction where past/present, natural/human worlds intersect.

Merilyn Simonds is the author of seventeen books, including the creative nonfiction classic, The Convict Lover, a finalist for the Governor General’s Award and inspiration for Judith Thompson’s recent play, Hot House.  In 2014 Sean Micheals burst upon the literary scene with his Giller Prize winning debut novel, Us Conductors. Nathan Adler is the author of Wrist, an Indigenous monster story released last spring, while Metis author Cherie Dimaline is known for her novels, A Gentle Habit and The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy and will be bringing us her just-released novel The Marrow Thieves.

The festival will also showcase regional writers such as poets Kim Fahner and Roger Nash who will be talking about their new releases coming this fall, as well as Nina Nesseth debut book The Science of Orphan Black which decodes the science behind the popular sci-fi series Orphan Black.

All events take place in multiple venues within walking distance in Sudbury’s downtown core. More details will be announced in the coming weeks and Early Bird Festival Passes will go on sale in September.

Sean Micheals Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival

Sean Michaels is a writer and music critic from Montreal and has has contributed to many news outlets and magazines.

The festival is proud to announce returning partners Pat the Dog Theatre Creation and Le Salon du livre du Grand Sudbury as well as a new partnership with Reading Town Sudbury.

It is also welcoming back the Rotary Club, The Sudbury Star, Laurentian University, Department of English and ORION Printing as sponsors. New sponsors to the festival include the Sudbury Wolves and Thorneloe University. This year Creative Odyssey is lending their creative flair with an exciting image that captures the love of words.

Wordstock Sudbury is extremely grateful for the generous contributions from the City of Greater Sudbury, Arts and Culture grant, and the Ontario Arts Council.

Visit Wordstock Sudbury’s website and Facebook page for more information on the upcoming Literary Festival

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