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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Whistler Independent Book Prize Competition Opens News

Whistler Independent Book Prize Competition Opens

New for 2017! Following up on the success of the first Whistler Independent Book Awards, we’re launching a special manuscript competition for Canadian writers. The competition to find the best original, unpublished manuscript is now open. Enter to have your book published and launched at the 2017 Whistler Writers Festival. THE PRIZE – YOUR BOOK PUBLISHED The…

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The Anansi Golden Anniversary Short Story Contest News

The Anansi Golden Anniversary Short Story Contest

Is your New Year’s resolution to be published by Anansi in 2017? This year we are celebrating 50 years of publishing very good books and looking for a brand new voice to celebrate with us. Send in your previously unpublished short story on the theme of Golden Anniversary. One winning story will be published as…

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A Call to Action – Update #6 News

A Call to Action – Update #6

“I always wondered why somebody didn’t do something about that, then I realized I’m that somebody.” Lily Tomlin There are many of you somebodies out there who have helped us this year with our Go Fund Me campaign. Thanks again for all you’ve done on behalf of the Whistler Writers Festival. It lives on because…

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