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Ticket Info

Jul 13, 2023 | How to Fest

All ticket prices include HST. Handling fees+ are extra. 

Ticket prices are listed as Advance (purchased before Wed. Sept. 27) and Door (once the festival begins). All events are unassigned seating. Tickets are emailed to you in advance. Please check your spam filter if you haven’t received them. 


Festival Pass 
$220, $180+ before July 19 
Value over $450. See over 25 regular onstage events. 
Look for the ticket icon to see all the eligible events! 
Exclusions: Separate tickets must be purchased for all Writers Retreat Master Classes (indicated with a pen icon), and Food events (indicated with a fork icon) 

 Writers Retreat Packages  
Two or Five-Day Retreat $180 – $360
includes special rate at the Holiday Inn and Delta, printed handouts and 6 or 12 classes                          


Festival Onstage Events
General Admission Advance: $20 
Door: $25  

Seniors Admission (60+) Advance: $18
Door: $22  

Writers Retreat Individual Tickets
General Admission Advance $40 
Door: $45
Handouts, if applicable, will be emailed to you in advance. Printed Handouts are $5 per class, $30 full package
Enrolment limited to 40. Classes are 2.5 hours long and include a 15-minute break.  

Teachers, please contact educationmanager@kingstonwritersfest.ca to reserve bulk tickets.  

TeensWrite! Master Classes
Students 14 – 19 years only 
Enrolment limited to 40  

Festival Field Trip Events
High-school students and accompanying adults    


Morning Coffee Events 
Advance: $25 
Seniors Admission (60+) Advance: $20 
Vegan/Gluten-free options available

Book Lovers’ Lunch & Last Chapter Brunch
N.B. The cut-off date for sales of food events is Wednesday, September 20th at noon.
Advance: $45 each
Seniors Admission (60+) Advance: $40 each
15% gratuity included. Cash Bar.Vegan / Vegetarian options available 

Trivia Night
General Admission Advance: $20 
Door: $25 

Free rush seats to any onstage event for Queen’s, RMC, & SLC students with valid ID. Available fifteen minutes before curtain. Exclusions: Writers Retreat and food events.  

We are committed to improving access to our events. If cost is a barrier to your attendance, please email us at info@kingstonwritersfest.ca, or choose the PWYC option when ordering your tickets. No questions asked. 

Advance tickets can be purchased 24 hours a day at www.kingstonwritersfest.ca. Advance sales begin on Wednesday, July 19 and run until Tuesday, September 26. 

During the Festival, door tickets will be available to purchase online or from the Festival Box Office conveniently located in the lobby on the main floor at the Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront.  

Onsite Festival Box Office Hours – Lobby Holiday Inn – September 27- Oct 1st
Wednesday 3:00 – 8:15 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 7:15 pm
Friday and Saturday 9:00 am – 9:15 pm 
Sunday 9:00 am – 10:00 am 

Offsite Locations
Curate.Social, 340 King St E
Delta Hotels by Marriott Kingston Waterfront, 1 Johnson St
The Screening Room, 120 Princess St 
Hey Darlin’ Diner

Exchange and Refund Policy
Please choose your tickets carefully. There will be no exchanges or refunds.  

No flash photography, video or audio recording, please.  

All of our events are wheelchair accessible. If additional accommodations would improve your experience, please contact us at info@kingstonwritersfest.ca to discuss your needs. We are happy to work with you! 


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Your donation helps us bring KWF to Kingston each September and contributes to our many outreach programs to readers of all ages and stages.