September 28 & 29, 2018

Lunenburg Lit Festival

Get Lit in Lunenburg with South Shore Public Libraries

Roméo Dallaire

Lieutenant-Genral The Honourable Roméo  A. Dallaire O.C., C.M.M., G.O.Q, M.S.C., C.D., (Retired)

Roméo Dallaire is founder of the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, a global partnership with the mission to end the recruitment and use of child soldiers. A celebrated advocate for human rights, especially in regards to child soldiers, veterans, and the prevention of mass atrocities, General Dallaire is also a respected government and UN adviser, a best-selling author, and former Canadian Senator.

Terry Fallis

A two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, Terry Fallis is the award-winning author of six national bestsellers, including his most recent, One Brother Shy, all published by McClelland & Stewart (M&S).

Terry is a sought-after speaker, sits on a number of boards, and lives in Toronto with his wife and two sons.

Nino Ricci

Nino Ricci’s first novel was the internationally acclaimed Lives of the Saints, which was published in seventeen countries and also the first volume of a trilogy that continued with In a Glass House, and Where She Has Gone. The Lives of the Saints trilogy was adapted for a television miniseries.

Nino Ricci was born in Leamington, Ontario, and completed university studies in Toronto, Montreal, and Florence, Italy. Ricci’s most recent novel is Sleep, published in the fall of 2015.

Janet Maybee

While researching the history of a north-end Halifax home she bought, retired teacher Janet Maybee's research turned up hidden information that convinced her Francis Mackey, pilot of the ill-fated Mont-Blanc, had been wrongly accused of causing so much death and destruction. She promised to clear Pilot Mackey's name - leading to the creation of Aftershock.

Patrick Woodcock

Patrick Woodcock is the author of nine books of poetry, and his work has been translated and published in fourteen languages. He has lived and worked in Iceland, Poland, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Azerbaijan. Patrick will be moving to Arusha, Tanzania in January 2018 to complete his new manuscript Farhang.

Pauline Dakin

Pauline Dakin is an assistant professor at the University of King’s College School of Journalism in Halifax. Pauline has worked in radio, television, and print, she was also a senior producer for CBC NS and host of CBC Radio’s Atlantic Voice. Her work has been recognized with many regional, national and international awards. Her latest book is ``Run. Hide. Repeat. : A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood``

Stephen Kimber

Stephen Kimber is a Professor of Journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax, is an award-winning writer, editor and broadcaster. His writing has appeared in almost all major Canadian publications. He is the author of one novel — Reparations — and nine non-fiction books. Since 1983, he has taught journalism fulltime at the University of King’s College.

Vernon Oickle

Vernon Oickle is an international award winning journalist, editor and writer with 33 years experience working in newspapers. He is the author of more than 20 books, including Red Sky at Night and bestselling series, One Crow. Vernon and his wife Nancy have two sons, Kellen and Colby. He continues to reside in Liverpool where he was born and raised.

2017 Programme

Friday, September 29th

7PM – Friday Evening

Lunenburg School of the Arts (Host – Troy Myers)

Patrick Woodcock, Romeo Dallaire

Saturday, September 30th

10AM – Kids Event

Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic


11AM – Walking Tour

Lunenburg Town Walking Tours


2PM – Non Fiction Authors

Town of Lunenburg Council Chambers, Lunenburg Courthouse (Host Jeff Mercer)

Stephen Kimber, Pauline Dakin, Janet Maybee


7PM – Saturday Evening

Lunenburg School of the Arts (Host Stephen Kimber)

Nino Ricci, Vernon Oickle, Terry Fallis

Join us for a magical weekend!


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2018 Tickets

Tickets will be available after September 1st, 2018!
Tickets can be purchased at any South Shore Public Libraries branch as well as Lexicon Books in Lunenburg.

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Full ticket pricing is available just to the right. Our weekend festival pass offers significant savings compared to purchasing individual event tickets! Once again, if you have any questions regarding pricing or purchasing tickets, please use our concierge service!

Ticket Prices

Full Weekend Pass


Friday Evening


Kids Event


Lunenburg Walking Tour


Saturday Afternoon


Saturday Evening