All-Day Sunday Pass/Events in Bayfield: Alice Munro Festival 2023

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All-Day Sunday Pass/Events in Bayfield: Alice Munro Festival 2023

Join us for all of the Author Talks and Panel on Sunday in Bayfield.

By Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story

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Sunday, June 4 · 11:40am - 5pm EDT


Bayfield Town Hall 11 The Square Bayfield, ON N0M 1G0 Canada

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11:40 AM - 11:45 AM


11:45 AM - 12:35 PM

Reading, Q&A; Bianca Marais - The Witches of Moonshyne Manor

Funny, tender and uplifting, The Witches of Moonshyne Manor explores the formidable power that can be discovered in aging, found family and unlikely friendships. Marais’ clever prose offers as much l...

12:35 PM - 1:25 PM

Reading, Q&A: Jennifer Robson - Coronation Year

It is Coronation Year, 1953, and a new queen is about to be crowned. The people of London are in a mood to celebrate, none more so than the residents of the Blue Lion hotel. Edie Howard, owner and op...

1:25 PM - 3:00 PM


Lunch is not provided, please make arrangements

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Reading: Carley Fortune - Meet me at the Lake

A random connection sends two strangers on a daylong adventure where they make a promise one keeps and the other breaks, with life-changing effects, in this breathtaking new novel from the New York T...

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

Reading: Farah Heron - Jana Goes Wild

Jana Suleiman has never really fit in—everyone always sees her as too aloof, too cool, too perfect. The one time she did let loose a little, she ended up with a baby. And while her daughter is the be...

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM

Reading: S.K. Ali - Love From Mecca to Medina

On the trip of a lifetime, Adam and Zayneb must find their way back to each other in this surprising and romantic sequel to the “bighearted, wildly charming” (Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestsel...

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Contemporary Romance Panel: Carley Fortune, Farah Heron, S.K. Ali

Join us for a Q&A and discussion with contemporary romance authors Carley Fortune, Farah Herron and S.K. Ali. Moderated by bestselling author and co-host of the podcast "The Sh*t No One Tells You Abo...

About this event

  • 5 hours 20 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Your Sunday ticket includes all of the Author Readings and the Contemporary Romance Panel in Bayfield.

Note: Masterclasses must be purchased separately, lunch is not provided by the Festival on Sunday.

Sunday will include readings from the following authors:

Bianca Marais

Bianca Marais is the author of the bestselling The Witches of Moonshyne Manor, as well as the beloved Hum If You Don't Know the Words and If You Want to Make God Laugh, and the Audible Original, The Prynne Viper.

She taught at the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies where she was awarded an Excellence in Teaching Award for Creative Writing in 2021.

She is the co-host of the popular podcast, The Shit No One Tells You About Writing, which is aimed at helping emerging writers become published."

Jennifer Robson

Jennifer Robson is the internationally bestselling author of seven bestselling novels, among them Somewhere in France, The Gown, and most recently Coronation Year. She holds a doctorate in British economic and social history from Saint Antony’s College, University of Oxford, where she was a Commonwealth Scholar and an SSHRC Doctoral Fellow. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband and children.

Carley Fortune

Carley Fortune is the New York Times and #1 Globe and Mail bestselling author of Every Summer After and Meet Me at the Lake. She’s also an award-winning Canadian journalist who has worked as an editor for Refinery29, The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, and Toronto Life. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two sons

Farah Herron

Farah Heron is a critically acclaimed writer of romantic comedies for adults and teens. Her books have been praised in Entertainment Weekly, Oprah Magazine, Style Magazine, Buzzfeed, the Globe and Mail, and more, and have been named as best books of the year by CBC books, USA Today, and NPR. She lives in Toronto with her family.

S.K. Ali

S. K. Ali is the author of Saints and Misfits, a finalist for the American Library Association’s 2018 William C. Morris Award and the winner of the APALA Honor Award and Middle East Book Honor Award; and Love from A to Z, a Today show Read with Jenna Book Club selection. Both novels were named best YA books of the year by various media including Entertainment Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. She is also the author of Misfit in Love and Love from Mecca to Medina.

Contemporary Romance Panel with:

Carley Fortune, Farah Herron, S.K. Ali - Moderated by Bianca Marais

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