For a few days each year in August, the boundaries between nature and humanity, between words and music, between writers and readers seem more fluid.
Our 2014 festival featured CBC Canada Reads winners from both 2013 and 2014 and our strongest lineup of Newfoundland authors ever. Festival writers were joined by our wonderful hosts, Shelagh Rogers and Angela Antle along with special guest host, Ramona Dearing. Our full lineup of 2014 writers can be found here.
The Tragically Hip's Gord Downie opened the 2014 Festival, playing two nights at the Woody Point Heritage Theatre on August 12, and 13. The 2014 festival also featured performances from The Dardanelles, The Blue Drop (Allan Byrne and Holly Hogan), Cajun Country Revival, The Skydiggers, Gros Morne Summer Music, Shane Murphy, and Sandy Morris.
Heading into its 12th year, Writers at Woody Point is firmly rooted in Newfoundland literature, attracting both writers from abroad and those nurtured here at home. During the festival, authors and musicians can connect with their audience in intimate venues, over dinner and drinks, or on a hike into the pristine hills. And they can soak up the area's own creative talent at exhibits of art and crafts, musical performances and impromptu after-hours celebrations that combine jam sessions, dancing and lots of laughter.