If you’ve been to Writers in Woody Point in the past, you’ll notice a few additions and changes to our schedule, all designed to enhance and expand the experience for festival-goers.
The shows at St. Pat’s on Friday and Saturday night will have a slightly different format. Instead of two readings plus music, each night will feature an on-stage conversation: host Ian Brown with Linden MacIntyre on Friday and host Angela Angle with Michael Crummey on Saturday. Those will be followed, after a short intermission, by a 40-minute “mini-concert” by Barney Bentall and Rose Cousins respectively.
For the first time, we are adding a culinary event to WAWP, in honour of chef Jeremy Charles (Raymond’s, The Merchant Tavern) and the publication of his first book, Wildness: An Ode to Newfoundland and Labrador. Chef Charles will prepare lunch on Wednesday at the Bonne Bay Inn, and then give a short talk about the book. Those attending will have a chance to purchase Wildness at a special price as part of their admission. For ticketing details, keep an eye on the Writers at Woody Point website, as well as our Facebook page.
On Friday afternoon, we will be presenting a New Voices event upstairs at the Merchant Warehouse, featuring readings by some of Newfoundland’s most exciting young writers. Admission is free.
And on Sunday night, we have the great pleasure of presenting Polaris Prize and Juno Award winner Jeremy Dutcher in concert, in partnership with the Qalipu First Nation. Our traditional Sunday night farewell party at the Legion will take place after the show.