Created in 2012, the Delegate Programme is an opportunity for local authors and journalists to enrich the level of discussion at select events throughout the International Festival of Authors.

Delegates are carefully chosen industry professionals (writers, journalists and bloggers) who offer their unique perspective at select readings and round tables during the Festival. Their informed opinions serve to increase the quality of discourse between audience members and the authors on stage. Modeled after a similar project at the Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference, we were proud to expand the Delegate Programme at this year’s Festival.