Welcome to the 13th annual Whistler Readers and Writers Festival. Each year we strive to bring the very best Canadian and international authors to Whistler for a weekend packed with readings, workshops and opportunities for you to meet some of your favourite authors.
Whistler, BC, July 31, 2014 — The Whistler Writers Festival has attracted a full slate of award-winning Canadian and International literary authors for readings, workshops and seminars during the three-day festival happening Friday October 17th through Sunday October 19th, 2014.
The festival was amazing — the events, the coordination, the venues, and most importantly, the connection between the visiting writers and the participating writers — made for a fantastic experience for everyone involved. The level of professionalism, communication and regard for the visiting writers was the highest we’ve experienced...
The Whistler Writers Group 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 Readers and Writers Festival and the Writer in Residence Program.
…if someone asked me to define the broad genre of non-fiction, my knee-jerk reaction would be to lean hard against the opposite pole of the literary kingdom—fiction—and reply “it’s the stuff you can’t make up.”