2024 Winterset Bios

ANGELA ANTLE is a writer, artist, and producer based in St. John’s. Her work has been recognized by the Canadian Association of Journalists, the Atlantic Journalism Awards, The New York Festivals, Gabriels, and Gracie Allen Awards as well as Berlinale, Dublin, Nickel, and Wexford Film Festivals. She is currently completing an interdisciplinary PhD in energy

Look who’s coming to Eastport, NL for Winterset in Summer Literary Festival in 2024

Angela Antle Ted Blades Michael Crummey Patrick DeWitt Marjorie Doyle Danine Farquharson Jamie Fitzpatrick Rosalind Gill Jennifer Guy Mike Heffernan Kate Hilton Holly Hogan Andy Jones Rosemary Lawton Lisa Moore William Ping Michelle Porter Elizabeth Renzetti Aritha Van Herk Anuja Varghese Zoe Whittall Stay tuned for ticket sales.

2023 BMO Winterset Award Winner Announced

Holly Hogam

Holly Hogan is the winner of the 2023 BMO Winterset Award for her book, Message in a Bottle: Ocean Dispatches from a Seabird Biologist. The award, which celebrates excellence in Newfoundland and Labrador writing, was presented today at a ceremony at Government House in St. John’s.

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 Program 2022

Friday August 12 3pm — Homeland Voices Dr. Sonja Boon, Memorial University Professor of Gender Studies, St. John’s author of What the Ocean Remembers: Searching for and Belonging to Home, a memoir exploring her complicated heritage. Chief Mi’sel Joe and Sheila O’Neill, authors of My Indian, a vivid work of historical fiction that captures the

Winterset in Summer News Release

2021 Charitable Report


Snapshot of 2021 Winterset in Summer Festival

Our 2021 Festival Winterset in Summer celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2021! The festival will be held as always in Eastport, NL. However, this year’s events will involve pre-recorded discussions, with an opportunity for people to attend premiere screenings at the Beaches. Seating will be limited due to Covid-19 restrictions. Throughout the weekend, CBC’s Heather Barrett will