Come and join us at the table for songs and friendly conversation at the Highland Village milling frolic. The Gaels way to make the cloth ready for home use was to wet it, beat it and make a time of it, while communally singing choral songs in rhythm during the milling frolic.
Regular admission applies.
Program runs from 2:00-3:00pm, Wednesday and Fridays from June 6 - October 12.
Every fall, as the Highlands blaze with autumn colour, writers and readers from across the country may be found in the heart of Cape Breton for a three-day celebration of the written word. Here, we put aside all pretension for a wholehearted celebration of the special relationship between reader, writer, and literature. Our intimate venues, packed wall to wall with devoted readers, and the lively Cape Breton spirit that suffuses every festival event bring readers and writers into a uniquely close connection. Year after year, we’ve heard our authors and our audiences say they’ve never had so much fun at a literary event.
This year will mark our 10th anniversary, which we're celebrating with a number of special events and a magnificent author lineup, including Madeleine Thien (2016 Giller Prize), Linda Spalding (2012 Governor General's Literary Award), Shalan Joudry, Sharon Bala (2018 Canada Reads finalist), Phonse Jessome, and Oisin Curran, among many other authors and musicians. Please join us for this extra special edition of a true Cape Breton event.