Letter to the editor 3, Nov. 3, 2016
Greenwood’s StoryFest 2016 has come to its grand finale, and we would like to thank the many people who took part in its enormous success. Nine author events, two writers’ workshops and a film commanded large audiences and brought the brightest and best Canadian writers to Hudson once again for another year. In fact, in this our 15th anniversary of StoryFest, and with approximately 1300 seats filled this October, we enjoyed our best attendance ever.
An event the scope of StoryFest could not happen without the support and participation of many, and we would like to send a heartfelt thank-you to all our partners who supported us this year: the Canada Council for the Arts, the Town of Hudson, Hudson Village Theatre, the Quebec Writers’ Federation, Bert Markgraf and North46, the Auberge Willow Inn, Chateau Vaudreuil, CLIO Books, MNA Marie-Claude Nichols, the IGA, the Hudson Film Society, the War Memorial Library, the MRC-VS, Theatre Panache, Boutique Pure Art, Your Local Journal, Concordia University, Ingrid and Steve Thunem, Michael and Jill Legg, Gerry and Elizabeth Semmelhaack, and Frank Royle. We also thank our StoryFest Committee volunteers Susan Gilmore, Julie Gedeon, Jane Havard, Diane Ratcliffe, Marlene Donegan, Mary Vuorela, Heather Markgraf and Sandra Stephenson for their exceptional efforts, as always.
With deep admiration and appreciation we thank all the amazing authors who dazzled us this October.
And above all, we thank you, our incredible audience. It is such a pleasure to enjoy StoryFest with you every year – thank-you and thank-you. Stay tuned for our line-up for StoryFest 2017 – we’re already working on it!
With sincere thanks,
Terry O’Shaughnessy & Audrey Wall