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June 5-9, 2024
author readings, masterclasses,
and on-stage events 
12 Canadian authors
celebrating writing
and reading in the
landscape that inspired
Alice Munro


2024 Featured Artwork by Jessica Masters      

About the Festival

The Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story is inspired by one of the greatest storytellers of our time, Alice Munro. Born and raised in Wingham, Munro has spent most of her life as a Huron County resident. She is the only Canadian to be awarded the Nobel prize for literature, which she won in 2013. The Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story strives to nurture emerging local writers, showcase Canadian authors, and celebrate the joy of reading, writing and telling our stories. This annual festival takes place across Huron County and features workshops, author readings, presentations, performances and a short story contest.

The 2024 Short Story Contest and a new Digital Art Contest are open now through March 15, 2024.  Watch for details re 2024 author events coming soon!

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Short Story Contest

Enter your work Jan. 1 - Mar. 15, 2024
Adult writers are age 19 years and older. 
Youth are up to 19 years of age on or before March 15, 2024

The winning entry will be a work of fiction up to 2,500 words in the English language, written by an author not yet published in book format. Winners will be announced at an event on Friday, June 7 during the 2024 Festival.   Winning stories will be published on this website.    

Adult 1st prize: $1500 | Youth 1st prize: $500

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2024 Festival

The Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story will return in 2024 as we continue to celebrate Canadian authors and the joy of reading! Festival highlights will include a lineup of exciting Canadian writers and authors providing readings, masterclasses and on stage performances as well as the Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story for Kids! 


“Memory is the way we keep telling ourselves our stories - and telling other people a somewhat different version of our stories."

Quote: Alice Munro

Featured Image: Andrew Testa

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