The Festival

After a successful first event, the Dunedin Literary Festival returns this year on a new date: Saturday September 9th, 2017. Known as “Words in the Woods” due to its beautiful location, this year’s festival promises more of everything: more authors, more music, more literary discussions, more art & activities, more vendors, and more walks in the park.

An all inclusive, all-ages, one-day family affair that celebrates Canadian arts & literature, music, food, and community in the hopes of inspiring and educating readers of all ages.

We are pleased to announce that this year’s festival will include a stellar line-up of award-winning Canadian authors, musicians, and poets including: Nino Ricci, Claire Cameron, Cecily Ross, Alison Pick, Brent Preston, and Antanas Silieka.

Whether outdoors in the park for lively readings under the large Author’s Tent, or for intimate words & music collaborations inside the historic Dunedin Hall, or on a guided hike through the woods, there is much to explore in the beautiful valley of Dunedin, Ontario. This is an inspired day-trip that will leave you refreshed, your mind open to possibility, and your heart feeling full.

In addition to author presentations, panels, and Q & A’s, the festival will also feature workshops for writers, hikers, foodies and farmers with well-known authors leading the way.

The Dunedin Literary Festival is an amazing community event drawing in readers locally, regionally and nationally. We hope you will share in our story.

"Our mission is to bring arts, culture and literature to everyone, to make it accessible and break down barriers and change perceptions, and do it in a fun atmosphere. We’re incorporating everything this region is known for, such as music, food and the arts, all in one place with literature at its core."   — Rina Barone, festival co-organizer

Official Bookseller

Festival Organizers

Rina Barone - Artistic Director
Jenn Hubbs - Artistic Director
Simon Heath - Executive Director

About Dunedin

Dunedin is a small community a few minutes drive from Creemore. Words in the Woods has activities and events both outside in the spacious Dunedin Park as well as inside the quaint Dunedin Village Hall across the road.

Dunedin Hall

About Creemore

The village of Creemore is located in Simcoe County. The name of Creemore originally comes from the Irish words Croí Mór, meaning 'big heart’.

Creemore has a small vibrant business community and is the home to Creemore Springs Brewery. Each year, Creemore hosts a variety of village-wide festivals with activities and attractions for the young and old.

Downtown Creemore