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  • Festival Schedule 2017

    Thursday, October 12

    Time Event Venue

    Noon – 1:30 p.m.

    Summit Lodge | $50 including Lunch

    2 – 4p.m.

    WORKSHOP 2: Out of the Attic: Engaging Your Audience

    Summit Lodge | $32

    6 – 7:30 p.m.

    READING EVENT 1: Canada’s Best Independent Authors of 2017

    Whistler Public Library | FREE

    8 – 10 p.m.

    READING EVENT 2: Comedy Quickies

    Maury Young Arts Centre | $22

    Friday, October 13

    Time Event Venue
    9 – 11 a.m. WORKSHOP 3: Publishing Alternatives (Caitlin Press and Vivalogue Publishing) Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $32
    11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. WORKSHOP 4: Panel Discussion: Publishers Roundtable Discussion Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $22
    1:15 – 4:30 p.m. (with 20 min break) WORKSHOP 5: Speed Dating: Pitch your Book/Idea to Publishers and Editors Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $50 | Sponsored by: Marquis Book Printing
    4 – 5:30 p.m.

    READING EVENT 3: The Booklovers’ Workshop & Literary Salon I

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $20
    4 – 5:30 p.m.

    WORKSHOP 6: 50 Is the New Writer With Lenore Rowntree

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $32
    6:15 – 7:30 p.m.

    READING EVENT 4: Tasting the Divine: Cooks With Books

    Audain Art Museum | $22 | Sponsored by: Night Owl Brewing
    8 p.m.

    READING EVENT 5: Literary Cabaret

    Maury Young Arts Centre | $22 | Sponsored by: Vivalogue

    Saturday, October 14

    date/time event venue
    8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $32 | Sponsored by: Vision Pacific
    8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

    WORKSHOP 8: Memoirabilia

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $32
    10 – 11:30 a.m.

    READING EVENT 6: Writers of Fiction

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $15
    11 a.m. 12:15 p.m.

    READING EVENT 7: The Places Children’s and YA Literature Dares to Go

    Whistler Public Library | FREE
    11 a.m. – 1p.m. WORKSHOP 9: Engaging People with Place through Biography Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $32 | Sponsored by: BDO
    11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    WORKSHOP 10: Songwriting

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $32
    11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    READING EVENT 8: Speaking Our Silence – The Poetry of Courage

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $15
    1 – 2:15 p.m.

    READING EVENT 9: Crime Writers Lunch

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $32 includes lunch | Sponsored by: Stonebridge of Whistler
    2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

    WORKSHOP 11: Writing as Re-enaction: Prose that Engages the Senses

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $32
    2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

    WORKSHOP 12: So, You Want to be a Screenwriter?

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $32 | Sponsored by: Rogers Group Financial
    2:30 – 4 p.m.

    WORKSHOP 13: Writing Workshop for Young Writers (must be under 19 to attend)

    Whistler Public Library | FREE
    3 – 4:30 p.m.

    READING EVENT 10: Writers of Non-Fiction

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $15
    4 – 5 p.m.

    READING EVENT 11: Book Launch – The Kawai Scrolls

    Whistler Public Library | FREE
    4:30 – 6 p.m.

    READING EVENT 12: The Book lovers’ Workshop & Literary Salon II

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $20
    8 p.m.

    READING EVENT 13: When Reality Looks Like Fiction, How do you Write Your Way to the Truth?

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $22 includes a glass of wine | Sponsored by: Pasta Lupino and Burnt Stew Computer Solutions

    Sunday, October 15

    date/time event venue
    9 – 10 a.m.

    READING EVENT 14: A Walk to Lost Lake and Back

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | Admission by donation, includes hot chocolate
    11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    READING EVENT 15: Doug Saunders in Conversation

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $40 includes brunch