Second annual Wellington County Writers’ Festival set for June 10

Call for submissions is open until Feb. 24

ABOYNE – Following a successful inaugural event last year, officials have announced the second annual Wellington County Writers’ Festival will be held on June 10.

Wellington Place Administrator Jana Burns said while the first festival focused on Wellington County writers and subject matter, organizers are “excited to expand the event this year and welcome writers from our surrounding communities.”

Officials say the 2023 festival, to be held at the Wellington County Museum and Archives from 11am to 4pm, will welcome writers from Wellington, Dufferin, Grey, Huron and Perth Counties, as well as the City of Guelph and the Region of Waterloo.

“We want to celebrate all types of writing and introduce the public to emerging and established authors from the region,” stated Burns in a Feb. 1 press release.

County councillor Mary Lloyd, chair of the county’s Information, Heritage and Seniors Committee, said the county museum “has long been a gathering place for the community to celebrate our stories.”

She added she is “excited” the museum, in partnership with Wellington County Library branches, “is welcoming writers from the county and our neighbouring municipalities to share their stories and inspire creativity.” 

Writers are encouraged to apply to take part and applications will be accepted until Feb. 24. 

For more information or to apply visit