Writers at Woody Point announces 2016 lineup including Ron Sexsmith concerts


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Writers at Woody Point returns August 16-21, 2016 for its 13th year, with another large lineup of authors and musicians.

Ron Sexsmith will kick off the 2016 festival with two concerts in the Woody Point Heritage Theatre on August 16 and 17. During the festival you’ll be able to listen to authors like Lawrence Hill and Guy Vanderhaeghe, and musicians like Amelia Curran and Stephen Fearing (of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings).

Steve Maloney and The Wandering Kind

Steve Maloney and The Wandering Kind perform at Writers at Woody Point 2015.

Click here to relive the 2015 Writers at Woody Point festival with our photo wrap-up!

Here’s the full list of authors:

  • Lawrence Hill
  • Guy Vanderhaeghe
  • Heather O’Neill
  • Donna Morrissey
  • Ed Riche
  • Megan Coles
  • Patrick Warner
  • Madeleine Thien

And the list of musicians:

  • Ron Sexsmith
  • Jim Payne and Fergus O’Byrne
  • Stephen Fearing
  • Amelia Curran
  • Diana Panton
  • Sherman Downey
  • Brianna Gosse
  • Shane Murphy
  • Gros Morne Summer Music

Other events:

  • David Ferry is working on a new theatre piece
  • Fred Sheppard will lead a Writers in the Wild hike
  • Lawrence Hill will be in-conversation with Guy Vanderhaeghe
  • Rick Mercer will interview Ed Riche about the nature of comedy

The final schedule will be released in late-March/early-April Click here to see the full schedule, with tickets going on sale on May 14. Check out the Writers at Woody Point website for ticket information.

See videos and photos from the 2015 Writers at Woody Point festival (including performances by Steve Maloney, Fretboard Journey, and more) by clicking here.

Writers in the Wild Hike: Miriam Toews

Miriam Toews reads on the Writers in the Wild Hike at Writers at Woody Point 2015.

Writers at Woody Point is a literary festival, happening every year in August in Woody Point, NL. Learn more about Writers at Woody Point at writersatwoodypoint.com. See more from Writers at Woody Point here.