Welcome to the 13th annual Whistler Readers and Writers Festival. Each year we strive to bring the very best Canadian and international authors to Whistler for a weekend packed with readings, workshops and opportunities for you to meet some of your favourite authors.
Whistler, BC, July 31, 2014 — The Whistler Writers Festival has attracted a full slate of award-winning Canadian and International literary authors for readings, workshops and seminars during the three-day festival happening Friday October 17th through Sunday October 19th, 2014.
The festival was amazing — the events, the coordination, the venues, and most importantly, the connection between the visiting writers and the participating writers — made for a fantastic experience for everyone involved. The level of professionalism, communication and regard for the visiting writers was the highest we’ve experienced...
Giller Prize nominee Genni Gunn will take up residence in Whistler this fall as the community's official Writer-in-Residence for 2014. Living in the Alta Lake Station House, Gunn will work with twelve writers on their own projects starting in early September.
Thank you for having me. The organizers did a phenomenal job, and I would come back and recommend the festival to my writing friends and family. As someone who has gone to a lot of these kinds of things, I can say that this one is among the best!
Come meet chefs Shelley Adams (Whitewater Cooks), Lisa Ahier (SoBo), and Eric Arrouzé (A Gourmand In Training) at this unusual-for-a-writers-festival fun social event where you meet the chefs, enjoy mouth-watering appetizers from each of their cook books and talk to them about yours and their favourite recipes.
The Whistler Writers Group 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 Readers and Writers Festival and the Writer in Residence Program.
The thorniest part of our collaboration is coming up with the seed idea. Lisa likes to say we are two halves of one brain. When we write it’s slow going initially, because it takes time to percolate good ideas. Bad ideas are easy to come by. They’re often cliché. Unfunny. Boring. Or inaccessible.
I’ve always approached things in my own way…. I’m very much strongly individual and I’ve always approached it from an individualistic way and kind of ignored the rules, in some ways. You’ve got to learn the rules first and then you can break them.