There’s So Much To Do When You Live in Collingwood – Blue Mountain

Living in or visiting Collingwood – Blue Mountain is never boring.  I promise you that. From special events to festivals, theatre productions, art shows, Farmer’s markets, lecture series and jazz to golf, boating, picnics or skiing, there is always something to do.

In just the last month, Collingwood hosted both the largest Elvis Festival in the world as well as Wakestock.  Next up is Wordstock;  a downtown literary festival running September 9 -10, 2011. It is a celebration of WORDS and LITERARY ARTS in written and other artistic forms of expression such as spoken word, music, art, interpretive dance and more.

Full disclosure – I am co-chairing the festival again this year and therefore admit I have a bias toward how fabulous the event promises to be.  Considering that the first Wordstock in 2010 garnered raved reviews, a sold out opening show and capacity filled venues, I think it’s a good bet.  The buzz and excitement for this year are running high.

Wordstock kicks off this year with an Opening Night Show called Off The Page.  This cabaret style show features a wide ranging showcase of words expressed through native drumming and storytelling, through poetry, music, interpretive dance, puppetry and more.  The host for the show is Canada’s favourite funny man, comedian and author, Seán Cullen!  This is the only event that requires a ticket but they are just $27.00.

On Saturday, over two dozen free events take place in several venues around Downtown Collingwood.  There are author readings, a full poetry line-up and slam, events for young adults and children too, workshops and special presentations by two authors and popular CBC Radio hosts: Terry O’Reilly and Dr. Brian Goldman.  With people like NY Times best-selling author Kelley Armstrong, Leacock winner, Trevor Cole, Master Gatherer John R Colombo and many other top-of-the-line guests, there is something for everyone!

Full details can be found on the festival websiteWord of advice:  tickets sold out last year for Off The Page so be sure to get yours soon.

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