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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

    • Stella Harvey


      STELLA LEVENTOYANNIS HARVEY was born in Cairo, Egypt and moved with her family to Calgary as a child. Stella founded The Whistler Writing Society, which each year produces the Whistler Writers Festival and other literary programming under her direction. Read More

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      Since 2014, LYNN HENRY, Publishing Director, has overseen Knopf Canada, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada, and its distinguished literary list. Read More

    • Grant Lawrence

      Lawrence, Grant

      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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      Carmen Aguierre Writing Retreat Announced Feb.21-24, 2019

      Launch your memoir into the next level by participating in the intensive writing retreat with Carmen Aguierre – From the Ground Up: Scaffolding Your Story, happening Feb. 21-24, 2019 in Vancouver.
      Click here for more info. Read More

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      And then there are his poems, which inspired me before we met.

      Written by Lorna Crozier | #NoOneSucceedsAlone
      From the desk where I write, I can roll back in my chair, stick my head out the door and ask, “How do you spell…?” Patrick, my companion for forty years, and who works at his desk in the room right next to mine, sometimes answers. Read More

    • Dropping the F*BOMB: Why we all need to re-claim feminism

      Dropping the F*BOMB: Why we all need to re-claim feminism

      The Whistler Writing Society is proud to support Whistler’s Celebration of INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL and their event Dropping the F*Bomb: Why we all need to re-claim feminism. The event takes place Saturday October 13, 6:00pm at Maury Young Arts Centre, and is designed for anyone ages 12+. Read More

    • Reid, Iain

      Reid, Iain

      IAIN REID is the author of two critically acclaimed, award-winning books of nonfiction. A recipient of the prestigious RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award, Reid has written for a variety of publications throughout North America, including The New Yorker. Read More

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      Self-Publishing is a Misnomer

      Written by Lynn Duncan | #NoOneSucceedsAlone
      While authors who undertake the publication of their books are called self-publishers, the reality is somewhat different — no one succeeds alone. 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