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Come to Stratford early and stay late! Construction delays may be significant in summer 2019 so be sure not to miss out on any fun!

Hwy 7: Adding a round-about at Line 26 between Stratford and St. Marys/London/401 W

Exits from this roundabout to Line 26 are now closed. This first phase of construction should not significantly affect through traffic on Hwy 7; however, from July 2nd until October, the roundabout will be closed to all traffic. Detours will be signposted, and drivers should allow extra time to follow them.

Hwy 6 to Embro/401: Replacement of large culvert Aug-Nov

Expect delays but road will not be closed. Hwy 7 detour is suggested as above, if there is an overlap.

Hwy 8 between Stratford and Shakespeare: In progress

Beginning in early June, stretches of this road between the west end of Shakespeare and the east end of Stratford will be reduced on weekdays to a single lane, with flag people controlling traffic in both directions. Delays may be lengthy, so please allow additional time for your trip. (Both lanes are expected to be open on evenings and weekends.)

 
  • Photo of Stratford Writers Festival
  • Photo of Stratford Writers Festival
  • Photo of Stratford Writers Festival

Experience the Intersection of Literature and the Arts

Whether it’s an edge-of-your-seat adventure, a fascinating memoir, or a tale of true love, stories are what bring us together and shape our understanding of our world. At the Stratford Writers Festival, we invite readers and writers to come together to experience stories – and meet the authors – through intimate and interactive events which can only be held in Canada’s Premiere Arts Town of Stratford, Ontario.

2018 Events Include:

STRATFORD WRITERS FESTIVAL (October 14-22, 2018)

"Where Readers & Writers Meet"

With thought-provoking panel discussions, Songwriters Circles, educational workshops, and inspiring literary lunches, the Stratford Writers Festival brings hundreds of avid readers and writers together around a common bond: their passion for stories.

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PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

APPETITE FOR WORDS FESTIVAL (October 25-28, 2018)

"A Literary Festival with a Culinary Twist!"

Experience the literary and culinary arts in a new way at this innovative festival in Stratford, Ontario. At literary dinners, food is matched with an author's readings, so participants can actually taste the words they’re hearing. During workshops, participants can build their skills and increase their knowledge of both the culinary and literary arts. From a literary picnic-style farm lunch to a wine tasting seminar, come whet your appetite for literature during our collaboration with the Stratford Chefs School.

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PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

 

Don’t miss the fun due to construction delays!

“Stratford itself is the type of walkable wholesome town Rodgers and Hammerstein might write a musical about.”

- Amy Alipio, Associate Editor, National Geographic Traveler

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