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City set to crack open BookFest Windsor

A nod from a national publication came at a perfect time, says BookFest Windsor organizer Lenore Langs—just before the festival opens.

“What an honour to be included in Canadian Geographic’s list of top literary festivals in Canada,” says Langs, a UWindsor sessional instructor of expository and creative writing.

The annual festival, now in its 11th year, runs October 25 to 27 at the Capitol Theatre and Arts Centre. In addition to Langs, who chairs the organizing committee, a number of UWindsor faculty members will participate, including:

  • English professor Karl Jirgens will appear at Word to Image at Artcite, October 25 at 5.p.m.
  • Political science professor Martha Lee will appear at Conspiracy Rising at the Capitol, October 25 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Resident writing professional Marty Gervais will appear at Windsor’s Poet Laureate and Friends at the Capitol, October 25 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Professor emeritus Eugene McNamara will present his new book of poetry on Friday, October 26, at 2 p.m.
  • English professors Stephen Pender and Nicole Markotić will appear at the Poetry Café on Saturday, October 27, at 2 p.m. Markotić will also appear at Chilling Secrets and Betrayals Large and Small at 4 p.m.

Among the UWindsor alumni attending as featured authors are Chris Edwards, Sara Elliott, Peter Hrastovec, Yejide Kilanko, John Nabben, Micheline Rawlins, Amin Rehman and Vanessa Shields.

Find a full schedule of events, a complete list of attending authors, and details on ticket purchase on the festival’s Web site.

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