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The 20th Annual Lakefield Literary Festival is ready to go this Friday

The 20th Annual Lakefield Literary Festival begins this Friday, July 11, 2014. The first event is at 2:00 p.m. in the Bryan Jones Theatre at Lakefield College School with an homage to the writing of local author John Craig about baseball during the Great Depression. Craig’s work is now a jazz musical with music by Joe Sealy who will take the stage to perform.

At 8:00 p.m. in the same venue a provocative discussion will take place about the history and legacy of residential schools in Canada with authors Mark Abley, Conversations with a Dead Man: The Legacy of Duncan Campbell Scott and Richard Wagamese, Indian Horse.

Saturday morning events begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Children’s Tent at Cenotaph Park. Popular children’s author Sheree Fitch and illustrator Werner Zimmermann return for an interactive encounter. Be prepared for dragons and chickens. Admission is free. In case of rain the venue will shift to the Lakefield United Church Hall, 47 Regent Street.

At 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Bryan Jones Theatre Alison Wearing will perform her acclaimed one woman autobiographical piece, Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter.

Tickets are available online at www.lakefieldliteraryfestival.com or at the door. All other events are sold out.

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