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.
Pandemics, lockdowns and novel coronaviruses did not stop self-published authors from around the country submitting their books to the Whistler Independent Book Awards. The evaluating committee assessed all the entries and is pleased to announce the shortlisted nominees for the 2020 WIBAs. The fiction nominees are: Jennifer Rouse Barbeau for Dying Hour Roy Blomstrom for Silences…
Hello fellow readers and writers. It’s hard not being able to gather together to enjoy our shared love of books. Consider online meetups with your favourite club through Zoom, Skype, Facetime or other digital wizardry. Stay healthy, stay safe. Below is some advice from our local Whistler physicians to residents.
We’re delighted to announce The Whistler Writing Society’s member Katherine Fawcett is publishing her fabulous book of short stories The Swan Suit. Pick a location and date and get out there to support!