On point: Director of Woody Point Writer's Festival says they've got the formula to keep it unique
The thirteenth iteration of the Writers at Woody Point Festival has begun and its signature mix of the best writers and musicians in the province and country have once again filled the streets with visitors.
Executive Director Gary Noel says it's the festival's perfect blend of readings, concerts and activities that keeps people coming year after year.
"Good readings, music and they want fun afterwards," he said. "And we do provide the fun."
This year's festival features readings by writers like Lisa Moore, Eva Crocker, Lawrence Hill, and Linden MacIntyre, alongside musicians like Tim Baker, Jody Richardson and Jim Cuddy.
"Yesterday, [Woody Point writer] Annie Proulx said she hadn't been back in Newfoundland for a while," he said.
"She kind of thought when she got here, it'd be full of Starbucks and things like that. She was actually pleasantly surprised to see that it hadn't changed much."
The festival began on Friday, Aug. 18, and runs until Sunday night.