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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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    Penning This Place

    Penning This Place: Writing Whistler’s Literary Landscape Workshop November 3, 2018 | 10am-4pm | Maury Young Arts Centre, Whistler GET TICKETS Participants will engage in a variety of writing exercises which will creatively explore different ways of relating to and writing our relationships to place…this unique place. Open to and incorporating a wide variety of styles,…

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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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