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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 on October 13-16, 2016 and the Writer in Residence Program.
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Winning Without Winning Blog

Winning Without Winning

by Mark Cameron I lost today … and still won. I learned this morning that I did not make the list of finalists for the inaugural Whistler Independent Book Awards.  I had been thrilled to find my name on the list of 10 fiction nominees — the “longlist” — for what some are calling the first major awards…

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Under the Cover: Book Clubs, Writers, and Readers Blog

Under the Cover: Book Clubs, Writers, and Readers

by Stella Leventoyannis Harvey Every time I enter a room of book aficionados at a book club I wonder if I will have anything of value to say. After all, these participants are not discussing just any book. They’ve chosen my novel this month. I’m grateful and excited.   But I’m also terrified. I am…

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Celebrated award winner Susan Juby named this year’s Whistler Writer-in-Residence News

Celebrated award winner Susan Juby named this year’s Whistler Writer-in-Residence

Susan Juby, the 2016 winner of Canada’s esteemed Stephen Leacock Award, is moving to Whistler this fall as the community’s official Writer-in-Residence. The critically acclaimed best-selling author, celebrated for her heartfelt Young Adult novels and humourous writing style, received the Stephen Leacock medal earlier this month for her novel Republic of Dirt (2015). Juby is…

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