2023 Port Medway Readers' Festival

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2023 Port Medway Readers' Festival

The Port Medway Readers' Festival is a highlight of the Canadian literary festival season! July 15, 29 and Aug 5. AUTHORS ARE LISTED BELOW.

By Port Medway Readers' Festival

When and where


Old Meeting House 162 Long Cove Road Port Medway, NS B0J 2T0 Canada

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

  • 21 days 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

The confirmed authors for 2023 are:

July 15 - francesca ekwuyasi ....... July 29 - Nicholas Herring ....... August 5 - Calvin Trillin

Book purchases can be made online up until June 1. A limited number of additional books will be available for cash only purchase, at the reception for each reading.

Saturday July 15, 2023

francesca ekwuyasi

Author - "Butter Honey Pig Bread"

francesca ekwuyasi is a writer, artist, and filmmaker born in Lagos, Nigeria, who lives in Halifax. Her first novel, Butter Honey Pig Bread, described as a “magical debut” in a starred Publishers Weekly review, was published in 2020 and won the Writers’ Trust of Canada Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ2S+ Emerging Writers, was shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award, the Amazon Canada First Novel Award, and a Lambda Literary Award, and was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. In 2021, Butter Honey Pig Bread was runner up in CBC’s Canada Reads.

Saturday July 29, 2023

Nicholas Herring

Author - "Some Hellish"

Nicholas Herring is as a carpenter from Murray Harbour, PEI, whose debut novel, Some Hellish, won the Atwood Gibson Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize in 2022. “What Cormac McCarthy did for cowboys and horses, Nicholas Herring does for fishermen and boats in his novel Some Hellish … There is a dark beauty within this story, and it will make the reader’s heart sing.” Jury Citation

Saturday August 5, 2023

A celebration of the work (so far) of Calvin Trillin.

With readings from friends and family.

The author of over 30 books, Bud has contributed to The New Yorker since 1963 and is winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humour and has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His New Yorker essay “How I Got My Groove Back” about rediscovering his sense of style through shopping at Frenchies demonstrates why Nova Scotia is his “home place.”

Have a look at a video from our 2022 Readers' Festival Season...

About the Port Medway Readers' Festival:

The Port Medway Readers' Festival celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2022. It is a literary festival that has hosted novelists and poets such as: Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Esi Edugyan, Steven Price, Ami McKay, David Adams Richards, Calvin Trillin, Wayne Johnston, Russell Wangersky, Elizabeth Hay, George Elliot Clarke, Tomson Highway and Peter Robinson among many acclaimed others.

The Festival is an intimate affair in a picturesque fishing village on the south shore of Nova Scotia. We host three to four authors each July and August. A reading at the charming Old Meeting House is followed by a reception and book signing at the firehall.

Authors and readers have the opportunity for real conversation .

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