Festival Schedule 2016

Thursday, October 13

Time Event Venue
6:15 – 7:30 pm

Reading Event 1:  Whistler Independent Book Awards Finalists Reception

Maury Young Arts Centre
Admission: FREE
8:00 – 10:00 pm

Reading Event 2: Comedy Quickies

Maury Young Arts Centre
Admission: $22

Friday, October 14

Time Event Venue
9 am – Noon Workshop 1: From Desk to Bookstore: Fiction and Poetry in Traditional Publishing Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Admission: $60
1:00 – 4:30 pm Workshop 2: Speed Dating: Pitch your Book/Idea to Publishers, Agents and Editors Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Admission: $50
4:00 – 5:30 pm Workshop 3:  “You Should Write a Book” Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Admission: $32
4:00 – 5:30 pm

Reading Event 3:  A Literary Salon for Readers and Book Clubs

Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Admission: $20
6:15 – 7:30 pm

Reading Event 4: Tasting the Divine: Cooks with Books

Audain Art Museum
Admission: $20
8 – 10 pm

Reading Event 5: The Literary Cabaret

Maury Young Arts Centre
Admission: $22

Saturday, October 15

date/time event venue
8:30 – 10:30 am

Workshop 4: Writing for Young Readers

Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Admission: $32
8:30 – 10:30 am

Workshop 5: Parallax Editing, Four Powerful Tools

Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Admission: $32
9:00 – 10:30 am

Workshop 6: How to Write a Picture Book

Whistler Public Library
Admission: FREE
10:00 – 11:30 am

Reading Event 6: Writers of Non-Fiction

Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Admission: $15
10:30 – 11:00 am Coffee Break Refreshments available at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Workshop 7:  Writing Your Own Memoir: The Light & Dark Years

Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Admission: $32
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Workshop 8: State of the Art: Marketing Your Media Profile

Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Admission: $32
11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Reading Event 7:  The Places YA Fiction Dares To Go

Whistler Public Library
Admission: FREE
11:30 – 1:00 pm

Reading Event 8:  Rising Up – The Poetry of Protest

Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Admission: $15
1:00 – 2:15 pm

Reading Event 9: Thriller Writers’ Lunch

Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Admission: $32 includes lunch
2:30 – 4:30 pm

Workshop 9: Poetry Workshop: The Courage to Rise Up

Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Admission: $32
2:30 – 4:30 pm

Workshop 10: Character Bootcamp

Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Admission: $32
2:30 – 4:30 pm

Workshop 11: Writing Workshop for Young Writers

Whistler Public Library
Admission: FREE (Must be age 10-19 to attend)
3:00 – 4:30 pm

Reading Event 10: Writers of Fiction

Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Admission: $15
4:30 – 6:00 pm

Workshop 12:  The Lives of Writers: Carol Shields, A Legacy

Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Admission: $15
8:00 – 10:00 pm

Reading Event 11: Marsha Lederman in conversation with Jane Urquhart

Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Admission: $26 includes a glass of wine

Sunday, October 16

date/time event venue
9:30 – 10:45 am

Reading Event 12: Fiction vs Non-Fiction? Really?

Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Admission: $15
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Reading Event 13:  Bill Richardson in Conversation with Emma Donoghue, Gary Geddes, Affinity Konar, Cea Sunrise Person, Anosh Irani, and Madeline Thien.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Admission: $38 (includes brunch)
2:00 – 3:00 pm

Reading Event 14: Marsha Lederman in Conversation with Ronald Wright and Deborah Campbell.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Admission: $15