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NLAF then until now

In the winter of 2010, Priscilla Brett and Jordan Fry of Grey Borders decided to create an annual literary event that could be held across the Niagara Region. The Niagara Literary Arts Festival was founded shortly after, in early 2011, with the goal of filling the entire month of June with free or near-free literary events.

 Since its creation, NLAF has helped to bring the literature of Niagara to the forefront of literature in Canada, and has brought some of Canada’s finest to our region to share their work.

We are a 100% volunteer conditioned.

The long-term goal of the Niagara Literary Arts Festival is to feature one event, in every municipality of the Niagara Region, each day throughout June.

Contact us to be a host, venue or volunteer or fill out our participation form.


Jordan Fry
NLAF 2013, Director

Priscilla Brett
NLAF 2013, Artistic Director
The Niagara Literary Arts Festival



poems about St. Catharines

(more or less)

by James Millhaven

-includes shipping

Chapbook 20pgs

James Millhaven spends his time in Downtown St. Catharines. His latest work, Thirty, has been published for the Niagara Literary Arts Festival 2015. He has two previous chapbooks, Edges and As Well, published by Grey Borders Books. Untitled #33 was a one act play by James, workshopped and performed by Edwin Conroy Jr., Graham Shaw and Heather Lowe as part of the In The Soil Festival 2015. He will be Downtown St. Catharines throughout the month of June.