On Friday evening, the Festival kickoff will feature a presentation by award-winning Charles Wilkins, whose recent adventure of rowing across the Atlantic Ocean will soon be narrated in a new book. Only registrants for the Readings Package will be admitted to the presentation.
On Saturday evening at the Festival banquet, Arthur Black, syndicated columnist, will be guest speaker. His literary awards include three Stephen Leacock Medals for Humour.
Registration forms are available through the website at SquatchberryFestival.ca. Edgar Lavoie, Chair of the committee, said, "We believe the fees are bargains for such a showcase of talented writers."
The Readings Package is $25.00, the Workshops Package (running concurrently) is $25.00, and Banquet Tickets are $35.00. "Preference for seating at the Banquet," said Lavoie, "goes to purchasers of the Readings or Workshops Package."