I volunteered at the festival for the first time this year. The volunteer bureau was well-run by Ana and her assistant, Maya. It was so rewarding for me to be around famous authors from Montreal and abroad.

I heard A.B, Yeshua interviewed by Eleanor Wachtel, A.S. Byatt interviewed in French and the closing session with the four authors and the editor of the mini-biographies. They were all excellent and informative. I was very moved by each author’s sincerity and passion for writing. I was quite excited to speak to them, get their autograhs on my books, and take photos of me and them together. I found that all of them were down-to-earth and friendly.

I hope to volunteer again next year and to attend some sessions.

Carol Katz, Montreal