Tickets and Schedule

We are back for our 11th edition of Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival on Friday, November 1st to Sunday, November 3rd, 2024.

Early Bird tickets go on sale Monday, August 5th, 2024.

2024 Authors

Emily Austin

Emily Austin is the author of the novels Interesting Facts about Space (Atria, 2024), Everyone In This Room Will Someday Be Dead (Atria, 2021), and the poetry collection, Gay Girl Prayers (Brick Books, 2024). Everyone In This Room was long listed for The Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, shortlisted for the Amazon First Novel Award, and a finalist for the Ottawa Book Awards. 

Drew Hayden Taylor

Drew Hayden Taylor: an Ojibway from the Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario, is an award-winning playwright and prolific author. With over 20 plays produced and 35 books to his name, including novels such as The Night Wanderer: A Native Gothic Novel and Motorcycles & Sweetgrass.His latest novel ,COLD, (McClelland & Stewart, 2024), adds to his remarkable body

Fareh Malik

Fareh Malik  is a poet, author, and spoken word performer from the GTA, Ontario. His work delves into themes of racialization, social justice, trauma, and mental illness while maintaining a hopeful perspective. Fareh has received several awards for his writing, including the RBC PEN Canada New Voices Award and the Austin Clarke Prize in Literary Excellence. His debut book, Streams That Lead Somewhere, (Mawenzi House, 2022).

Ariel Gordon

Ariel Gordon(she/her) is a Winnipeg/Treaty 1 Territory–based writer, editor and enthusiast. She is the ringleader of Writes of Spring, a National Poetry Month project with the Winnipeg International Writers Festival that appears in the Winnipeg Free Press. Her previous work of nonfiction,Treed: Walking in Canada’s Urban Forests, was shortlisted for the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award. She has five collections of poetry with the latest  Fungal: Foraging in the Urban Forest (Wolsak & Wynn, 2024).

Danielle Daniel

Danielle Daniel is a writer, an award-winning children’s book author and an illustrator. Like many Francophones with origins in Quebec, she shares an ancestral link to the people who inspired Daughters of the Deer, a first novel that springs from the story of what happened to the daughter of an Algonquin woman and a soldier/settler from France. Her picture books include Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox (winner of the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and a Best 100 title at the New York Public Library) and You Hold Me Up, shortlisted for the 2018 Marilyn Baillie Award, among other honours. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia and recently moved to Manitoulin Island with her family.

Hollay Ghadery

Hollay Ghadery: is an award-winning Iranian-Canadian multi-genre writer living in rural Ontario on Anishinaabe land. Fuse, her acclaimed memoir of mixed-race identity and mental illness, (MiroLand, 2021) and won the 2023 Canadian Bookclub Award for Nonfiction/Memoir. Her debut collection of poetry, Rebellion Box, (Radiant Press, 2023). Hollay’s short-fiction collection, Widow Fantasies, is due out with Gordon Hill Press in 2024.

Kim Fahner

Kim Fahner lives and writes in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. She has published two chapbooks, You Must Imagine the Cold Here (Scrivener, 1997) and Fault Lines and Shatter Cones (Emergency Flash Mob Press, 2023), as well as five full books of poetry, including: braille on water (Penumbra Press, 2001), The Narcoleptic Madonna (Penumbra Press, 2012),

Some Other Sky (Black Moss Press, 2017), These Wings (Pedlar Press, 2019), and Emptying the Ocean (Frontenac House, 2022). Kim is the First Vice-Chair of The Writers’ Union of Canada (2023-25), a full member of the League of Canadian Poets, and a supporting member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. She was Poet Laureate for the City of Greater Sudbury from 2016-18.