Books on a shelf with handwritten manuscriptAfter 25 years, the organizing committee for the Elora Writers Festival has announced that it won’t be coming back. At least, not for a while.

Sponsorship is dwindling, grant support is unreliable, ticket sales are unpredictable and the costs associated with hosting the event have led the organizing committee – all volunteers – to acknowledge that financial viability is out of reach. That’s not fair to our authors, and it’s not fair to the arts community, which has worked to support us in the past.(from the Elora Writers Festival website)

The Elora Writers Festival is wrapping up its 25-year run with one last literary bash – Books & Beer: The Finale, to be held on Tuesday, February 26, 7-9 p.m., in the Irvine Room, the lower ballroom area at The Granary, part of the newly refurbished Elora Mill in Elora.

You can also read more about this on the Wellington Advertiser’s website.

Video from the 2012 edition of the festival:
Author Ken McGoogan talks about and reads from How the Scots Invented Canada: