Friends of the Festival

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A festival is only as good as its friends. When you become a Friend of the Festival, your early vote of confidence in us helps in two key ways. First, your financial support means we can immediately begin pursuing the international writers we are keen to present in Halifax during the festival—the earlier we can secure their commitment, the better. And second, you’ve heard the old chestnut about there being strength in numbers? It’s true—your interest and support helps us approach sponsors who can give us the operational muscle we need to make a good, solid festival that will be able to provide programming to readers and writers in Halifax for years to come.

Here’s what we can offer you in return for your support:

  • A pass that allows entrance for one to most festival events, including author conversations and readings, along with our exclusive Friends of the Festival performance and celebration
  • A beautifully screen-printed book bag filled with festival swag from our amazing partners.
  • A heads up about off-season programming—we’ll give you first dibs on tickets to readings and events we present between festivals
  • Our undying gratitude, and a really great literary festival

Early bird rate: $115

 June 1-September 1 2020: $140

There are other ways you can support AfterWords, too. If you’re an author who wants to participate, get in touch with us here. If you want to volunteer, drop us a line here. Plus, follow us on social media here, here, and here—and share our posts to help us spread the word about what we’re up to!