Dear Editor,Every year in the late spring/early summer , my family looks forward to receiving the upcoming program for the festival of the written arts. We look to see if an author we just read or an author recently in the news will be at the festival this year.
Last year was no different as we read that Jeffrey Simpson would be here. Alas, with not enough forward planning and childcare , we missed the sold out Simpson , but we would not miss the festival! .
So we chose Sunday as it worked for our Schedule and picked 2 Authors. The 2 we chose were the passionate Canada-phile Rikia Saddy and the very funny Linwood Barclay . Both authors did not dissapoint Saddy, the marketer turned Canadian history Diva , and Barclay , the political columnist turned Crime writer ( an intriguing vocational mix) were engaging and informative . Both were politically opinionated and made you think more about this great country that is Canada. So this year , when many of us consider going to the Festival of the Written Arts, remember ,
that even if some shows are sold out , that the festival is a CANT MISS event, in a comfortable, temperate, and beautiful venue . Not a bad way to spend a summer afternoon!!Darren Inkster,