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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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    Small Game Hunting Packs an Intersectional Wallop Blog

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