Snapshot of 2014 Winterset in Summer Festival

“Lyrical Voices & Beaches Library Benefit Concert”

The Festival is pleased to kick-off the weekend with a pre-festival benefit concert for the local Beaches Library. Join the amazing duo Blue Drop (Holly Hogan and Allan Byrne), the up-and-coming Nicholas Saunders and the accomplished Matthew Byrne, with host Jamie Fitzpatrick, in a celebration of singing and songwriting.

Singers/Songwriters: Matthew Byrne, The Blue Drop – Allan Byrne & Holly Hogan, Nicholas Saunders

Host: Jamie Fitzpatrick

“Magical Voices”

Steven Galloway, author of The Confabulist (2014) and The Cellist of Sarajevo (2008), will discuss the magic behind his writing with host Anthony Germain.

Readers/Writers: Steven Galloway

Host: Anthony Germain

“Reflective Voices”

Painting – the reflection of life. Ross King, Governor General’s Award winning author of “Leonardo and the Last Supper”, will read from and ruminate upon writing about past lives with host Carol Bishop-Gwyn.

Readers/Writers: Ross King

Host: Carol Bishop-Gwyn

“New Voices”

Newly published authors Anne Budgell, Vicki Murphy and Sabrina Whyatt will read from their work and discuss writing about others and about themselves, providing new insights into the life of a writer, with host Patricia Parsons.

Readers/Writers: Anne Budgell, Vicki Murphy, Sabrina Whyatt

Host: Pat Parsons

“Voices of War and Peace”

Noted authors and teachers Margot Duley, James Langer and Deborah Renville will look back at Newfoundland novelist Margaret Duley whose peacetime writing was affected by losses sustained in World War I, with host Bert Riggs.

Readers/Writers: Margot Duley, James Langer, Deborah Renville

Host: Bert Riggs

“Festival Community Reception”

Immediately following BMO Winterset Award Voices, the Festival Committee is pleased to invite all Winterset in Summer event audiences to attend a reception in the Centre’s Foyer where they will have an opportunity to meet this year’s writers, artists, musicians and panel hosts.

“BMO Winterset Award Voices”

Join the 2013 BMO Winterset Award finalists, Paul Bowdring, Carmelita McGrath and Lisa Moore, as they read from their work and battle wits with host Michael Enright.

Readers/Writers: Paul Bowdring, Carmelita McGrath, Lisa Moore

Host: Michael Enright

“Royal Canadian Legion Fish Supper”

The Royal Canadian Legion will be hosting its famous fish supper. Two sittings: 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.This is an independent event.

“Changing Voices”

Fiction – changing lives. Award-winning novelist Donna Morrissey will read from her latest novel, “The Deception of Livvy Higgs”, and discuss her creative influences with host Noreen Golfman.

Readers/Writers: Donna Morrissey

Host: Noreen Golfman

2014 Sponsorship

2014 – Government of Canada

  • Department of Canadian Heritage
  • Canada Council for the Arts

2014 – Principal Sponsors

  • Elinor Gill Ratcliffe C.M., O.N.L, LLD (hc)
  • Clarenville Inn
  • BMO Financial Group
  • NALCOR Energy
  • Penguin Random House

2014 – Festival Friends

  • Betty Badcock
  • Jane Baird and Richard Sharp
  • Jean and Pete Blackie
  • Ben Blackmore
  • Kay Bradley and Freeman Rumbolt
  • Roger and Barbara Carpenter
  • Rosann Cashin Nichol
  • Construction Services Ltd.
  • Sheila Curran
  • Easton Hillier Lawrence Preston
  • Emma Butler Gallery
  • Tom and Susan Foran
  • Paul Gardiner
  • Noreen Golfman and Stephen Bornstein
  • John and Jennifer Guy
  • Carol Bishop Gwyn and Richard Gwyn
  • Tom and Bernice Hallett
  • Anne Hart
  • Kathy Hodder
  • Kathleen and Allan Huckabone
  • Sue and Don Levert
  • Allen McAfee
  • Patricia and Tolson Parsons
  • Dr. Angela Penney
  • Alan Pickersgill and Susan Carter
  • Lisa Rae Pickersgill and Peter Pickersgill
  • Wallace and Shirley Rendell
  • Bert Riggs
  • William and Penny Rowe
  • Mary-Deanne Shears
  • Susan Sherk
  • Gerry and Barbara Shortall
  • Randy and Gladys Street
  • Pat and Joanne Thompson
  • Virginia Trieloff
  • Joyce and Albert White

Outreach 2014

Children’s Writer at Terra Nova National Park

Terra Nova National Park and Winterset in Summer are partnering from August 4th to August 7th to hold reading workshops with award-winning children’s writer, Susan Pynn Taylor. All workshops will be held at the Park’s Activity Centre at 10 a.m. On Wednesday, August 6th, Susan will hold an additional session at the Beaches Library in Eastport at 2 p.m.

Susan Pynn Taylor is a professional writer, currently working in marketing & communications. Susan currently has four children’s books published by Creative Book Publishers. Her fifth title is due out in the Spring of 2015. Most of Susan’s books have a Newfoundland theme or setting, and celebrate both childhood and what it means to live in this unique and fascinating land.


• On Poppy’s Beach, Creative Book Publishing, 2013

• The Jelly Bean Row, Creative Book Publishing, 2011

• The Colours of my Home: A Portrait of Newfoundland and Labrador Creative Book Publishing, 2007

• A Puppy Story, Creative Book Publishing, 2007

Children’s Writer Sheree Fitch and School Outreach

The Festival is sponsoring Children’s writer Sheree Fitch in a school outreach program from May 12th -16th in the Gambo/Glovertown/Eastport area schools.

Sheree Fitch has written many books for children and performs regularly in schools and libraries across the continent . Awards for her books include the Mr. Christie’s Book Award for ” There were Monkeys in my Kitchen ” the Ann Connor Brimer Award for ” Mable Murple ” and the Vicky Metcalf Award for contributions to Children’s Literature ” . Sheree is a lover of words and has serious fun with them. .. Her books are wildly popular with children and adults alike . She lives on Chocolate Lake , N.S. with her family.

Sheree Fitch

Sheree Fitch

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