September 28 & 29, 2018

Lunenburg Lit Festival

Get Lit in Lunenburg with South Shore Public Libraries

Jonathan Torrens & Jeremy Taggart

Tales From The True North Strong And Freezing

Sprung from their hugely successful podcast Canadianity, Taggart (that guy from that band) and Torrens (that guy from that show) share a collection of showbiz tales from the road and relatable everyday anecdotes, all wrapped up in a nostalgic fondness for this great country. Canadianity takes readers on a cross-country journey, shining the spotlight on notable local heroes (or bahds), the best places to crush food and the greasiest watering holes, coast to coast to coast. Replete with lists of Canada’s top bands, television shows and athletes, as well as random observations about everything this country has to offer, Canadianity is often provocative and always hilarious. Drawing on their combined experiences as a legendary drummer (Our Lady Peace) and a veteran talk-show host (Jonovision) respectively, Taggart and Torrens have infused their first book with equal parts beer and pop culture and added a heaping helping of irreverence.

Donna Morrissey

Donna Morrissey has written six nationally bestselling novels. She has received awards in Canada, the U.S., and England. Her novel Sylvanus Now was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and she was nominated for a Gemini for best writing for the film Clothesline Patch. Her fiction has been translated into several different languages. Born and raised in Newfoundland, she now lives in Halifax.

2017 Featured Authors

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.

2017 Featured Authors

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.

2017 Featured Authors

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.

2018 Programme

Friday, September 28th

7PM – Friday Evening

Lunenburg School of the Arts 

Jonathan Torrens & Jeremy Taggart

Saturday, September 29th

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



7PM – Saturday Evening

Lunenburg School of the Arts 

Donna Morrissey

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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Ticket Prices

Full Weekend Pass


Friday Evening


Kids Event


Lunenburg Walking Tour


Saturday Afternoon


Saturday Evening