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How to Purchase a Pass

Registration deadline: June 11, 2018

The pass prices listed below include all taxes and fees. When you’re ready to purchase your pass, click Buy Now. You will be taken to the Harbourfront Centre Box Office website, which lists the pass price before fees. The final price including all taxes and fees will be displayed during the checkout process.

If you do not have a Harbourfront Centre Box Office account, you may create one or select Guest Checkout to skip this step.

During the checkout process, you may be asked if your order requires shipping. Please select Hold at Box Office.

Passes may also be purchased by phone:

Harbourfront Centre Box Office
416-973-4000, press 1
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 1 PM – 6 PM EST

Book Summit

CWS2018 includes Book Summit: Disrupt Your Publishing Game, presented by the Book and Periodical Council and Humber College in association with IFOA.

As publishers recognize the need to become more reader-centric, we must develop new methods of connecting with all readers in every way possible. The conference will explore innovative marketing approaches in this digital age, while reflecting the importance of the writer, the bookstore, the library. Book Summit 2018 is about the challenge of selling and marketing in this current environment.

To register for Book Summit only, please visit booksummit.ca.

Student Passes

A limited number of CWS Passes are available for post-secondary students at the special price of $75. To select this option, please choose CWS Pass below. Once on the Harbourfront Centre Box Office page, select Student and proceed with checkout.

Financial Accessibility

A limited number of CWS Passes are available at no cost for writers for whom the registration cost is prohibitive and who would otherwise be unable to attend. Click here to learn more about financial accessibility at CWS2018.

Registration Details

Once you purchase your pass, a registration form will be emailed to you within 5 business days. If you do not receive a registration form within 5 business days, please email summit@ifoa.org.

$145 1-Day Pass: Friday
  • All CWS sessions on Friday
  • Keynote: Margaret Laurence Lecture with Tomson Highway
  • Lunch on Friday
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$145 1-Day Pass: Saturday
  • All CWS sessions on Saturday
  • Keynote: Virginia Pésempéo Bordeleau
  • Lunch on Saturday
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$225 CWS Pass
  • All CWS sessions on Friday and Saturday
  • All Keynotes
  • Lunch on Friday and Saturday
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$395 Book Summit + CWS Pass
  • All Book Summit programming on Thursday
  • All CWS sessions on Friday and Saturday
  • All Keynotes
  • Lunch on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
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$20 Keynote: d’bi.young anitafrika
  • Single ticket to Keynote on Thursday
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$20 Keynote: Margaret Laurence Lecture with Tomson Highway
  • Single ticket to Keynote on Friday
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$20 Keynote: Virginia Pésemapéo Bordeleau
  • Single ticket to Keynote on Saturday
Buy Now