Letter to the editor 8, Nov. 6, 2014

Dear Editor,

Greenwood’s StoryFest literary festival has just concluded, leaving us all with many wonderful memories. It was an unprecedented success, having brought more than 1000 visitors to the area, and names such as Margaret Atwood and Romeo Dallaire to our small town.

It takes a village to make such an event happen- 11 events in six weeks. I would like to thank our distinguished visitors, Roméo Dallaire, Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson, Kate Pullinger, Michael Winter, Paul Thompson, Peter Behrens, Merilyn Simonds, Kitty Lewis, Stephanie Bolster, Monty Reid and Arleen Pare.

Special thanks to our wonderful StoryFest Committee, Jane Havard, Julie Gedeon, Diane Ratcliff e, Susan Gilmore, Terry O’Shaughnessy, Marlene Donegan, Heather Markgraf, Mary Vuorela, and Sandra Stephenson, who work year round to make this event the best it can be. We had 30 local partners, whom we are indebted to: these include Jamie Nicholls, MP, MarieClaude Nichols, MNA,

The town of Hudson, Frank Royle, IGA Hudson, Gerry and Elizabeth Semmelhaack, the B and B Foundation, Alistair and Wanda Smith, Bert Markgraf, the War Memorial Library, Anonymous, Pure Art,

Wayside Inspection Devices, MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier, Littner Baker Associates, Michael and Jill Legg, Westwood High School, John Abbott College, Theatre Panache, Auberge Willow Place Inn, the Château Vaudreuil Hotel, the Hudson Film Society, the Hudson Village Theatre, The Hudson Historical Society, the Kennedy-Laurson Family, Ingid and Steve Thunem, Mlle Clifford’s Tea Room, The Hudson Community Center, Wine Expert, and Your Local Journal.

Thanks to all those who continue to support StoryFest and our unique historic home, Greenwood. We look forward to next year.

Audrey Wall

Executive Director

The Greenwood Centre for Living History

Hudson

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