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    • Yvonne Blomer


      YVONNE BLOMER served as Victoria, BC’s poet laureate from 2015-2018. In 2018 she also served as Writer in Residence at the Robert Bateman Centre creating an ekphrastic poetry chapbook in response to Bateman’s paintings titled Ravine, Mouse, a Bird’s Beak (Nose in Book Publishing, 2018). Read More

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      DUNCAN, LYNN founded Vivalogue Publishing with Kilmeny Denny in 2010. She draws upon her many years of business and sales experience to help self-published authors achieve creative and financial success. Read More

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      GRANT LAWRENCE  is a popular CBC personality and the author of three books: Adventures In Solitude, The Lonely End of the Rink, and Dirty Windshields. Read More

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      MACDONALD, MARY is a poet and writer with a Ph.D. from UBC. She has written poetry for ballet, public art, and libretto. Her work has appeared in Room Magazine and Pique Newsmagazine. Her chapbook, Going In Now, was published in 2014 by NIB Publishing. Read More

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      THE SEA TO SKY ORCHESTRA is an 11-person strings ensemble featuring violin, cello and viola. Members are from Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton, and are devoted to sharing their love of classical music with the community. Read More

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      Anderson-Dargatz, Gail

      ** Please note: Gail is unable to attend the 2018 festival, and Rebecca Wood Barrett will be replacing her in the workshop “God is in the Details”.
      ANDERSON-DARGATZ, GAIL has been published worldwide in English and in many other languages in more than 15 territories. Read More

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      Casper, Claudia

      CASPER, CLAUDIA is a Canadian writer. She is known for her bestselling novel The Reconstruction, about a woman who constructs a life-sized model of the hominid Lucy for a museum diorama while trying to recreate herself. Read More

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      Some Assembly Required

      Comprising musicians from Whistler and Vancouver, SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED plays ska, reggae, blues and gypsy jazz with a healthy mix of originals and covers. Stephen Vogler, guitar, mandolin, vocals; Geeta Das, trumpet, saxophone, vocals; Tony Moser, bass; and Dean Feser, percussion. Read More

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      READING EVENT 14: A Walk to Lost Lake and Back

      October 15, 2017 | 9 – 10 a.m.| Fairmont Chateau Whistler | Admission by donation, includes hot chocolate
      Terry Fallis, Shelley O’Callaghan and Mark Leiren-Young. Solvitur ambulando. “It is solved by walking. Read More

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      READING EVENT 15: Doug Saunders in Conversation

      October 15, 2017 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.| Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $40 includes brunch
      Barbara Gowdy, Monia Mazigh, Frances Itani, Michael Harris and Lee Maracle. Read More