Celebrate the art of groundbreaking writing.

The New Quarterly is proud to present the 8th annual Wild Writers Literary Festival on November 1-3, 2019 in Kitchener-Waterloo, ON. Join us for a celebration of the feral and free in poetry, the short story, and everything in between.

WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES

Designed to help you hone your craft.

PANELS & INTERVIEWS

Get exclusive intel from industry experts.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Milestone celebrations. Exceptional company.

Online ticket sales open September 3 to October 29. Ticket prices increase at the door.

Catch Early Bird Discounts online between September 3 and September 17!

ALL-INCLUSIVE PASSES

Bundle big, save big!

GROUP RATES

Perfect for book clubs and writing circles.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS

Register early and save!

Who will be your guide?

A venue designed to inspire.

Winner of the Governor General's Medal in Architecture, the CIGI Campus & Balsillie School of International Affairs serve as your festival hub.

We're all about building literary community.

For readers and writers of any age at any stage.

DONATE

You can help support the festival and watch it grow!

BURSARIES

For students exploring the craft of creative writing.

VOLUNTEER

Join our growing team of volunteers extraordinaire.

Visiting from out of town?

Take advantage of our special festival rate
at the historic Walper Hotel.

Partners and Sponsors

Thank you to our partners and sponsors! Because of your generous support, we have been able to offer bursaries to emerging local writers and bring renowned authors from across the country to Kitchener-Waterloo.

We would love to hear from you.