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BookFest / Festival du Livre 2022

This year we are hosting BookFest/ Festival du Livre Windsor in-person! (Pending last minute public health restrictions). As a special treat, for our first in-person festival in over 2 years, we are hosting our events across the city. Our main festival is from Thursday October 13th to Sunday October 16th. Our event venues include Mackenzie Hall in Sandwich Towne, the School of Creative Arts Armouries building Downtown, the Chimczuk Museum Downtown, and Fionn MacCool’s Downtown. Hope you can attend! Check out below a video from one of our featured events from BookFest/ Festival du Livre Windsor 2021. Peruse our Schedule at a Glance and see why it’s worth it to get a Festival Pass.

To buy multiple tickets with one transaction, we recommend buying from the main event listing BookFest 2022, rather than purchasing from each event page to avoid the hassle of multiple transactions.

Bookfest Authors 2022


  • Bandukwala, Manahil

    Manahil Bandukwala is a writer, visual artist, and editor. Born and raised in Karachi, Manahil is currently a…

  • Barrick, David

    David Barrick is the author of Nightlight (Palimpsest 2022) and the chapbooks Incubation Chamber (Anstruther Press, 2019) and…

  • Charles, Dieufaite

    Dieufaite Charles, officiellement connu sous le nom de Jahfaa, est un chanteur, auteur-compositeur et guitariste. Son style de…

  • Clermont, Stéfanie

    Née et élevée à Ottawa, Stéfanie Clermont a voyagé à travers le Canada et les États-Unis, occupant une…

  • Conklin, Kim

    Kim Conklin is a writer, filmmaker and podcaster. Kim’s stories, poems and films haveappeared in journals, anthologies and…

  • Cummings, Ronald

    Ronald Cummings is an associate professor in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University, Canada….

  • Fagan, Cary

    Cary Fagan is the author of eight previous novels and five books of short stories, including TheStudent, Great…

  • Fraser, Michael

    Michael Fraser is published in various national and international journals and anthologies. He is published in Best Canadian…

  • Garebian, Keith

    Keith Garebian has published over two dozen books to date, including poetry collections, such as Frida: Paint Me…

  • GoldenEagle, Carol Rose

    Carol Rose GoldenEagle was appointed Saskatchewan’s Poet Laureate in 2021. She is an author of the award-winning novel…

  • Graham, Kate

    Kate Graham researches, writes, speaks, and teaches about politics in Canada. She holds a PhD in Political Science…

  • Hathaway, Luke

    Luke Hathaway is a trans poet who teaches English and Creative Writing at Saint Mary’s University in Kjipuktuk/Halifax….

  • Jacobsen, Mikka

    Mikka Jacobsen is a fiction and nonfiction writer from Calgary, Alberta. Her work has appeared in The Fiddlehead, The Puritan, Prairie…

  • Jirgens, Karl 

    Karl Jirgens, Prof. Emeritus, former English Department Head and former Chair of the Creative Writing Program (University of Windsor),…

  • Kakwinokanasum, Joseph

    Joseph Kakwinokanasum is a member of the James Smith Cree Nation who grew up in the Peace region…

  • Kurcz, Céleste

    (virtuel seulement pour les élèves) Céleste Kurcz est une fière épouse, mère et enseignante franco-ontarienne. Elle est née…

  • Ly, David

    David Ly is a writer and editor whose debut poetry collection, Mythical Man (Palimpsest Press, 2020), was shortlisted…

  • MacArthur, Michelle

    Michelle MacArthur (she/her) is associate professor in the University of Windsor’s School of Dramatic Art, where she teaches…

  • Messier, Mireille

    (virtuel seulement pour les élèves) Née à Montréal et ayant grandi à Ottawa, Mireille Messier a complété des…

  • Mohabir, Nalini

    Nalini Mohabir is an associate professor in the department of Geography, Planning, and Environment at Concordia University. She…

  • Mohammadi, Khashayar “Kess”

    Khashayar “Kess” Mohammadi (They/Them) is a queer, Iranian born, Toronto-based poet, writer and translator. They were shortlisted for…

  • Osson, Gabriel

    Gabriel Osson est poète, romancier et artiste-peintre. Né à Port-au-Prince (Haïti), il vit à Toronto. Retraité du ministère…

  • Pennock, Tyler

    Tyler Pennock, author of Bones (2020) and Blood (2022) is a two-spirit adoptee from a Cree and Métis family in the Lesser…

  • Robertson, Ray

    Ray Robertson is the author of eight novels, including 1979 (Biblioasis, 2018,) I Was There the Night He…

  • Sky Dancer, Louise Bernice Halfe

    Louise Bernice Halfe – Sky Dancer was raised on Saddle Lake Reserve and attended Blue Quills Residential School….

  • Trussler, Michael

    Michael Trussler writes poetry, creative non-fiction, short stories and literary criticism. His most recent books are The Sunday…

  • Walcott, Rinaldo

    Rinaldo Walcott is a Professor in the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. His…

  • Yi-Mei Tsiang, Sarah

    Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang is the author of Grappling Hook (2022) with Palimpsest Press, Status Update (2013), which was nominated for the Pat…

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