Take your pick: adrenaline packed or slow and contemplative?
This event is over.
Oct 17, 2019 ~ Oct 20, 2019
Slightly more than a decade ago, Philip Lanthier approached several leading citizens and pitched the idea that Knowlton should have a literary festival, celebrating both French and English writing. When the laughter subsided, he moved on down the food chain from leading citizens to those who’d accept his calls and landed at Judith Duncanson, Danny McAuley, Kate Holbrook and Douglas Hooper. Frankly, just to shut the man up, they agreed to sit on a committee with him.
That committee became a gang. A team. A force. Passionate, committed, excited. Determined to make the literary world see what they could. This isn’t just a festival, it’s a celebration of kinship. Of belonging. Of community that extends far beyond any geographical borders. It’s a community of the imagination. And all are welcome.
Ten years later, the Knowlton Festival is on the literary map and going from strength to strength. Recognized as one of the top festivals in the country.