April 29 - May 1 2016. Gateway to the 1000 Islands. Is prolific writer of teenage and adult modern gothic novels. In addition to the main programme, Kelley will be conduct a Writers' Workshop. Peter C. Newman. Is the Honourary Patron of the Festival. With over 26 books to his name, the best selling author and journalist is Canada's national treasure! Peter's new book about the Loyalists will be published this Autumn. FRIDAY APRIL 29 TO SUNDAY MAY 1, 2016. Thousand Islands Festivals and Events.