The inaugural Wild Writers Festival, presented by The New Quarterly, was held from Nov 3-5, 2017 in Waterloo, Ontario. Betsy Warland offered a sold out creative non-fiction workshop and was part of panel on the personal essay, alongside Alicia Elliott, Susan Olding, and Kyle Edwards.

Betsy also presented alongside Anna Ling Kaye, who was a guest editor for the Summer 2017 issue of The New QuarterlyBetsy says, “it was a top-notch issue that reads like an anthology. It has an array of many up-and-coming writers I hadn’t ‘met’ before. I relished it. READ IT!”

Anna Ling Kaye and Betsy Warland at Wild Writers Festival in Waterloo, Ontario. November 2017.

Kaye is a co-founder of Hapa-Palooza, a festival celebrating mixed roots in Canada. She is also a writer and community builder extraordinaire. Read an interview with her here.

Many thanks to The New Quarterly for a fantastic, inclusive, and lively literary festival.

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