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2019 Festival - October 17 - 20, 2019

The Whistler Writing Society was founded in 2001 and became a non-profit organization in 2005. The group includes over 150 members. From its inception the group has promoted the literary arts, provided a forum for local writers to develop their craft within the community, and sponsored literary events for readers and writers alike, including the annual Whistler Writers Festival and the Writer in Residence Program.
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    Honesty and Vulnerability Key Components in Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age Blog

    Honesty and Vulnerability Key Components in Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age

    A Book Review of Darrel J. McLeod’s Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age Reviewed by Katherine Fawcett While immersed in Darrel J. McLeod’s Governor General’s prize-nominated memoir Mamaskatch, I found myself flipping frequently to a picture on the front cover. The adorable Cree boy in the photo, probably about eight or nine years old, had…

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    Poetry and Thin Places Blog

    Poetry and Thin Places

    Poetry reading event explores boldness, loss and the power of women at Whistler Writers Festival on Oct. 13 A Review by Mary MacDonald The autumn rains have arrived hard, lashing the trees. Fog is making the mornings muted, shadowy and inward. Evening arrives earlier and earlier. The coming dark is a time for shifting, for…

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    I’m drawn to the stories where a person takes a dark journey that irrevocably changes them Blog

    I’m drawn to the stories where a person takes a dark journey that irrevocably changes them

    Written by Maureen Medved | #NoOneSucceedsAlone Over the years I’ve been influenced by the writers who’d come before me. I’m thinking of writers in every form and from every time, the archetypal stories that have been told through the centuries, to the contemporary writers in every genre who have inspired me over the years. I’ve…

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