Regrettably Will Ferguson is unable to be in attendance at the 2016 festival. Russell Wangersky, a Giller nominee, will be joining the Giller Voices panel. Russell’s attendance will broaden the scope of the discussions as Russell and Giller award winners Lynn Coady (Hellgoing), and Elizabeth Hay (Late Nights on Air) chat with host Anthony Germain about their writing lives, their passion for the written word, the impact of being nominated for or winning big literary awards and the pressures of writing in the spotlight.
Readers/Writers: Lynn Coady, Russell Wangersky, Elizabeth Hay
Host: Anthony Germain
David Macfarlane and Douglas Cameron present ‘The Door You Came In’. Neither a concert nor a play, this is a musical story about family, war and memories. Written in commemoration of the Battle of Beaumont Hamel, and based on Macfarlane’s book ‘The Danger Tree’, this is a performance you will not want to miss.
Readers/Writers:David Macfarlane, Douglas Cameron
“New & Lyrical Voices”
Emerging NL writers Meghan Greeley and Shannon Webb-Campbell join musicians Katie Baggs and Kat McLevey in a showcase of their talent. Winterset’s seasoned host, Jamie Fitzpatrick, will facilitate this informal session that focuses on the challenges and the fun of breaking into the literary or performing arts scene in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Musicians/Writers: Meghan Greeley, Shannon Webb-Campbell, Katie Baggs, Kat McLevey
Host: Jamie Fitzpatrick
“En Plein Air”
Enjoy the rugged scenery of historic Salvage while you observe nationally known artist Scott Goudie coach local artists as they plank their easels on the harbour front.
“BMO Winterset Award Voices”
Join the 2015 BMO Winterset Award winner, Sara Tilley, and finalists, Stan Dragland and Leslie Vryenhoek, as they talk about their respective works with Winterset’s founding host, Michael Enright. Michael Enright is unavoidably unable to host this session. Chris Brooks has graciously agree to host.
Host: Michael Enright/Chris Brooks
“War & Peace Voices”
Internationally renowned historian Professor Margaret MacMillan and acclaimed author Richard Gwyn join in a one-on-one conversation about every aspect of the war – except who started it!
Readers/Writers: Margaret MacMillan
Host: Richard Gwyn
Writer Frank Gogos and Sculptor Morgan MacDonald, in conversation with archivist Larry Dohey, will discuss the critical role research plays in their respective works on wartime.
Readers/Writers: Frank Gogos, Morgan MacDonald
Host: Larry Dohey
After a showing of her latest production ‘Newfoundland at Armageddon’, the story of the slaughtering of the Newfoundland Regiment at Beaumont Hamel, award-winning filmmaker Barbara Doran joins Noreen Golfman on stage to discuss the film.
Readers/Writers: Barbara Doran
Host: Noreen Golfman
2016 – Festival Friends
- Betty Badcock
- Peter & Jean Blackie
- Benjamin Blackmore
- Noreen Golfman & Stephen Bornstein
- Roger and Barbara Carpenter
- Kay Bradley and Freeman Rumbolt
- Rosann Cashin Nichol
- Sheila Curran
- Jim Oldford & Pauline Duke
- Tom and Susan Foran
- Emma Butler Gallery
- Rob & Jennifer Gill
- John & Jennifer Guy
- Richard Gwyn & Carol Bishop-Gwyn
- Tom & Bernice Hallett
- Al & Mary Henderson
- Marina & Dwight Hewlett
- Kathy Hodder
- Easton Hillier Lawrence Innes
- Cassie & Andy Lamont
- Pat & Tolson Parsons
- Susan Carter and Alan Pickersgill
- Peter and Lisa Pickersgill
- Bert Riggs
- Bill & Penny Rowe
- Mary-Deanne Shears
- Jane Baird & Richard Sharp
- Susan Sherk
- Gerry and Barbara Shortall
- Randy & Gladys Street
- Joyce and Albert White
2016 – Principal Sponsors
- BMO – Bank of Montreal
- Clarenville Inn
- Elinor Gill Ratcliffe C.M., O.N.L, LLD (hc)
2016 – Government of Canada
- Canada Council for the Arts
- Department of Canadian Heritage
2016 – Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
- ArtsNL – Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council
- Department of Business, Tourism, Culture & Rural Development
Dawn Baker Writer in residence at Terra Nova National Park’s Activity Centre
Winterset in Summer and Terra Nova National Park will again partner to provide a writer in residence at the Park’s Activity Centre from Monday, August 8th to Thursday, August 11th inclusive. This year’s writer in residence is Canadian bestselling children’s author Dawn Baker.
Dawn Baker has been a full-time visual artist and children’s writer since 1992. She grew up in Glenwood, NL, and has lived in Gander since she was a teenager. Dawn has a Bachelor of Education (post-secondary) and a certificate in library studies, both from Memorial University, and has served on the board of directors of The Rooms Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador since 2006. She served on the jury for Children’s Literature – English Language Text for the 2015 Governor General’s Literary Award.
Dawn is the author of A Newfoundland Alphabet; A Newfoundland Christmas, A Newfoundland Year, and most recently, A Newfoundland Adventure. She illustrated the award-winning book, Saltwater Joys, for which Dawn was shortlisted for WANL’s 2014 Heritage and History Book Award. Her book, A Newfoundland Christmas, was shortlisted for the same award in 2012. Dawn’s art work is very popular throughout the province.
Her latest book, Around Newfoundland, is scheduled for publication by Flanker Press in May 2016.
A Newfoundland Adventure (2014); Flanker Press Ltd.
A Newfoundland Year (2013); Flanker Press Ltd.; Shortlisted for the 2012 Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage and History Book Award
Saltwater Joys; Written by Wayne Chaulk/Illustrated by Dawn Baker (2012); Flanker Press Ltd.; shortlisted for the 2014 Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage and History Book Award
A Newfoundland Christmas (2011); Flanker Press Ltd.; shortlisted for the 2012 Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage and History Book Award
A Newfoundland Alphabet (2010); Flanker Press Ltd.