A new literary festival for Halifax

julie with books

AfterWords Literary Festival happens for the first time this fall in Halifax. With a lively blend of readings, conversations, workshops, and celebratory events, this four-day festival brings writers and readers together to talk about stories, ideas, and what pushes them to the page. We’re committed to presenting a range of voices in as accessible a way as we can. Our venues are all wheelchair accessible, and our events will be ASL interpreted.

You can be part of helping us build AfterWords. Become a Friend of the Festival, or get in touch with us about becoming a Sponsor or Founding Patron.

AfterWords Literary Festival would like to acknowledge that it is taking place on the unceded and traditional homeland of the Mi’kmaq People. We do land acknowledgements as a part of the reconciliation process. In order for this festival to exist, for Canadians to enjoy the lives that they have, Indigenous people were removed, displaced and killed. This truth is an uncomfortable one but, one that is necessary to face if we, as fellow Canadians, are to understand our whole history. We honour the Mi’kmaq, whose stories have been shaped by Mi’kma’ki.