Winterset in Summer 2023 Festival Line Up Announced

See below for this years packed festival line up Friday, August 11, 2023 12:30pm Award-winning author-journalist-lecturer-broadcaster-Newfoundlander Gwynne Dyer will talk to us about his latest book on Ukraine and whatever else is on his capacious mind. 3:00pm Noreen Golfman (Memorial University) in conversation with Wayne Johnston, author of The Mystery of Right and Wrong and

2022 BMO Winterset Award Winner Announced

See below for the full press release from Arts NL FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Shelly Kawaja wins the 2022 BMO Winterset Award March 30, 2023 (St. John’s, NL) – Shelly Kawaja is the winner of the 2022 BMO Winterset Award for her novel, The Raw Light of Morning. The award, which celebrates excellence in Newfoundland and Labrador writing, was

Finalists announced for 2022 Winterset Award

Three finalists have been named for the 2022 BMO Winterset Award. The annual award celebrates excellence in Newfoundland and Labrador writing. The winner will be announced on March 30. The finalists are:

Winterset in Summer News Release

2021 Charitable Report

Snapshot of 2020 Winterset in Summer Festival

Because of Covid-19 restrictions, Winterset in Summer 2020 was offered in a digital format, bringing writers and readers together online for lively literary conversations.  “Andy Jones: In conversation” Beloved entertainer Andy Jones introduced his hilarious new folktale, Barefoot Helen and the Giants and discussed with Noreen Golfman this saucy story that celebrates brave and resourceful girls, blended families

Snapshot of 2019 Winterset in Summer Festival

“Flight and its Allegories” The Festival began on August 8th with a high-flying event in the celebrated International Departure Lounge of Gander Airport. Known as a near-perfectly preserved 1959 gem, it is widely considered to be one of the most important Modernist rooms in Canada. The lounge is home to Kenneth Lochhead’s mural, “Flight and

Snapshot of 2018 Winterset in Summer Festival

“Lyrical Voices” Jamie Fitzpatrick is back with another amazing line-up of new and upcoming singer/songwriters, as well as some familiar faces, in an evening of musical entertainment. Singers/Songwriters: Clare Follett, Pamela Morgan, Peter Willie Youngtree, Mary Barry Host: Jamie Fitzpatrick “Voices of Romance” Readers/Writers: Victoria Barbour, Kate Robbins, Melanie Martin Host: Heather Barrett Heather Barrett

Snapshot of 2017 Winterset in Summer Festival

“The River of My Dreams: A Portrait of Gordon Pinsent” This film presentation is a pre-opening special event.  “Canadiana Voices”  This event is hosted by  Ramona Dearing as she talks to award-winning Canadian authors Anakana Schofield, Esi Edugyan and Elisabeth de Mariaffi about their influences and writing habits, the impact of being nominated for and

Snapshot of 2016 Winterset in Summer Festival

“Giller Voices” 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