Our festival features an amazing group of writers from Newfoundland and the rest of Canada. 

This festival has become sooo important. It connects us writers to other writers as well as our readers. And builds friendships and bridges that extend beyond the festival. No other festival in the country does this. I am sooo appreciative of this experience/venue/event. Damn, I just wanna get my next book done to do it all again....
— Donna Morrissey

Writers & Musicians from 2016

Our Hosts


Shelagh Rogers is a broadcast journalist with CBC Radio, and is currently the host of The Next Chapter. She is the author of Canada, published by Key Porter. She holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Western Ontario and is the winner of the John Drainie Award, Canadian broadcasting's highest honour. In 2010, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada "for her contributions as a promoter of Canadian culture, and for her volunteer work in the fields of mental health and literacy”. 

Angela Antle, the popular host of CBC Radio’s Weekend Arts Magazine, is a multi-media artist and an independent TV producer with a growing expertise in unscripted television. She co-developed the W network series "Majumder Manor" and is currently producing a new TV series called "Looking for Love" which won the international 2012 MIPTV pitch contest in Cannes. 

Since winning his first poetry prize in 1986, Michael Crummey has continued to receive accolades for his poetry and prose. Among his many awards and nominations have been the Winterset Award and the Thomas Head Raddall Award, and he has been shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. 

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Writers at Woody Point would not be possible without the contributions of our Supporters, Sustainers, and Patrons. All our supporters enjoy updates on upcoming events and pre-notification of ticket sales. Click here for details.

We acknowledge the support of ArtsNL, which last year invested $2.5 million to foster and promote the creation and enjoyment of the arts for the benefit of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.

About Writers at Woody Point

Heading into its 13th 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, writers 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.


Video by Jim MacDonald from our 2012 Festival