2014 FESTIVAL

    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 Writers Fest Unveils Award-Winning Author Line-Up

    Whistler Writers Fest Unveils ...

    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.

  • Fest 2013 Opening Gala

    Fest 2013 Opening Gala

    Patrick deWitt - The Sisters Brothers

  • Fest 2013 Crimes of Fiction

    Fest 2013 Crimes of Fiction

    Readings by writers of crime and mystery including: William Deverell, Robin Spano, E.R. Brown, and Ian Hamilton. Moderator – Feet Banks.

  • Festival 2013 Saturday Gala

    Festival 2013 Saturday Gala

    Whistler, BC; Oct. 19, 2013: Jian Ghomeshi in conversation wtih Giller Prize Wining author Will Ferguson at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. The 12th annual Whistler Readers & Writers Festival.

  • Fest 2013 Closing Brunch

    Fest 2013 Closing Brunch

    Jian Ghomeshi, moderator of the Closing Brunch event during the 2013 Whistler Writers Festival in conversation with Richard Wagamese, Sue Oakey, Lisa Moore, Jane Silcott, Genni Gunn, and Meg Tilly.

  • Festival 2013 Closing Brunch

    Festival 2013 Closing Brunch

    Jian Ghomeshi, moderator of the Closing Brunch event during the 2013 Whistler Writers Festival.

  • 2014 WWF Gala Presentation

    2014 WWF Gala Presentation

    Don't miss our gala presentation - Bill Richardson in conversation with Canada Reads and Giller prize-winning novelist, Joseph Boyden.

  • What Madeline Sonik had to say

    What Madeline Sonik had to say

    Today I gave my students a summary of the weekend and told them if they're thinking of one writing festival to attend next year, make it Whistler’s.

  • What Nancy Lee had to say

    What Nancy Lee had to say

    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...

  • Will you join us this fall?

    Will you join us this fall?

    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.

  • What Brian Brett had to say

    What Brian Brett had to say

    Writers’ festivals and writer-in-residence programs are absolutely essential for keeping Canadians connected, reviving writers and their audiences, and for fostering local culture and identity.

  • What Peter Zuckerman said

    What Peter Zuckerman said

    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!

  • Tasting the Divine

    Tasting the Divine

    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.
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