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      A Conversation with Omar El Akkad, author of American War

      Whistler Writers Festival’s Alli Vail caught up with Omar El Akkad to talk about his book American War, and this year’s theme of the festival – Discourse. He’ll be appearing in the Saturday Night Gala, with author Maude Barlow Oct. 19. Read More

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      The Homecoming: Terror in the Family

      The Homecoming
      By Andrew Pyper
      A Book Review by Katherine Fawcett
      The Homecoming by award-winning Canadian author Andrew Pyper is a wicked and weird blend of science-fiction, thriller, horror, and family drama that reads like a movie on the big screen. Or a nightmare you can’t wake up from. Read More

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      2019 Festival Reading List

      We’re delighted to announce the 2019 Festival Reading List! This collection of featured books and authors will be presenting ideas for discourse in multiple events October 17 – 20, 2019, at the Whistler Writers Festival. Books are available through Armchair Books, or online. Read More

    • Leslie Anthony


      ANTHONY, LESLIE is a Whistler-based writer, editor, biologist and occasional filmmaker. A former editor at Powder, Bike and SKIER magazines, he continues his residence on the masthead of numerous ski and outdoor publications globally. Read More

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      BANKS, FEET was born in 1976 and raised in Northern BC without electricity and his first friend was a rooster named Houdini. At age 12 his parents moved him to Whistler to live the dream. Read More

    • Grant Lawrence

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      Grant Lawrenceis an award-winning author, music journalist, and host with CBC Radio. He can be heard on the CBC Radio 3 Podcast with Grant Lawrence and on various regional and national programs on CBC Radio 1. Read More

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      Tanya Trafford is an editor with over twenty years of experience in book publishing, both in-house and as a freelancer, with traditional multinational and independent publishers as well as those operating under a hybrid model. Read More

    • Stephen Vogler


      STEPHEN VOGLER is an author, playwright and musician living in Whistler and Vancouver. He is the author of Only in Whistler: Tales of a Mountain Town and Top of the Pass: Whistler and the Sea-to-Sky Country, both published by Harbour Publishing. Read More

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      Unpacking the Idea of Home Reading Event

      Travel, Place, Identity: Unpacking the Idea of Home
      May 17 | 7pm | Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre | Tickets $22

      How is our sense of self influenced by where we live, or where we travel? What will we find when we examine our sense of place under the microscope? Are we who we think we are? What d Read More

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      Writing Contest

      Unpacking the Idea of Home Writing Contest
      Do you live in the Sea to Sky Corridor, and want to try your hand at a writing contest?
      The Unpacking the Idea of Home Writing Contest is now open for entry to anyone living in the Sea to Sky region between Lions Bay and Lillooet. Read More