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Greenwood’s StoryFest Celebrates 20 Years!

Hudson-based literary festival StoryFest is announcing a very special grand opening event for its 20th anniversary year when 2020 Giller prize winner Souvankham Thammavongsa, author of How to Pronounce Knife, appears on Thursday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. This book has been called “one of the great short story collections of our time”, and this event will open StoryFest 2021, one of the most unique literary festivals in the greater Montreal area.

StoryFest 2021 will feature this exciting spring event, a summer event and its traditional month of events showcasing great Canadian writers in October. We are also thrilled about a very special December event--plans are being finalized now for that and all of our presentations which will be via Zoom.

Over the past two decades, we have welcomed almost 150 outstanding Canadian writers. The list of prominent authors includes Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Romeo Dallaire, Margaret MacMillan, Lawrence Hill, Douglas Gibson, Lee Maracle, Heather O’Neill, Kim Thuy, Tomson Highway, Emma Donoghue, Sally Armstrong, Linden MacIntyre, Jane and Emily Urquhart, MG Vassanji, Joseph Boyden, and many more.

StoryFest is organized by the Greenwood Centre of Living History in Hudson, Quebec, an almost 300 year old heritage home that is a non profit, volunteer-based organization and local museum.

Tickets for this StoryFest event is free, but donations are appreciated. Registration for Souvankham Thammavongska’s Zoom event will be available online starting May 1 at

Our exciting full StoryFest programme for 2021 will be announced in August. Stay tuned for more information about our exciting 20th anniversary season!


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