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  • Festival Schedule

    Thursday, October 17, 2019

    Time Event Venue

    9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Audain Art Museum | $200
    Sponsored by Island Blue Book Printing

    5:00 – 6:15 p.m.

    READING EVENT 1: Canada’s Best Independent Authors of 2019

    Audain Art Museum | FREE

    6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    READING EVENT 2: Finding Callidora: Book Launch

    Audain Art Museum | FREE

    8 – 9 p.m.

    READING EVENT 3: A Whistler Vacation

    Maury Young Arts Centre | $22

    Friday, October 18, 2019

    Time Event Venue
    9 – 11:30 a.m. WORKSHOP 2: Insights from Insiders: Trade Publishing in Canada Today Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $38
    1:30 – 4:30 p.m. WORKSHOP 3: Speed Dating: Pitch your Book/Idea to Publishers & Agent Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $65
    Sponsored by Marquis Book Printing
    4 – 5:30 p.m. READING EVENT 4: The Booklovers’ Literary Salon Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $26 includes a glass of wine
    4 – 5:30 p.m.

    WORKSHOP 4: Novel Idea Bootcamp

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $38
    Sponsored by Whistler Metal Works
    6:15 – 7:30 p.m.

    READING EVENT 5: Tasting the Divine: Cooks With Books

    Whistler Public Library | $22 includes appie samples
    Sponsored by Real Estate Association of Whistler
    8 – 10 p.m.

    READING EVENT 6: The Literary Cabaret

    Maury Young Arts Centre | $26
    Sponsored by Canadian Authors Association

    Saturday, October 19, 2019

    date/time event venue
    8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $38
    8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

    WORKSHOP 6: Snapshots and Old Things

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $38
    Sponsored by Pasta Lupino
    10 – 11:30 a.m.

    READING EVENT 7: Writers of Non-Fiction

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $22
    Sponsored by BDO
    10 – 10:45 a.m.

    READING EVENT 8: Story and Song

    Whistler Public Library | FREE
    11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. READING EVENT 9: Creating a Conversation with Your Readers Whistler Public Library | FREE
    Sponsored by The Grocery Store
    11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. WORKSHOP 7: Shaking the Tree: Using Magic Realism to Tell the Truth Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $38
    Sponsored by Anne Townley
    11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    READING EVENT 10: Wade in the Water – Poetry as an Invitation to Speak Together Differently

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $22
    1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

    READING EVENT 11: Crime Writers Lunch

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $38 includes lunch
    Sponsored by: RE/MAX Sea to Sky Real Estate
    2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

    WORKSHOP 8: Building Better Characters: Using Psychology to Create Three-dimensional Characters

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $38

    Sponsored by: Stonebridge at Whistler

    2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

    WORKSHOP 9: Dialogue: Shaken, not Stirred

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $38
    2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

    WORKSHOP 10: Action and Dialogue for Young Writers (ages 19 and under)

    Whistler Public Library | FREE
    Sponsored by Vision Pacific Contracting Ltd.
    3 – 4:30 p.m.

    READING EVENT 12: Writers of Fiction

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $22
    4:45 – 6:15 p.m.

    READING EVENT 13: The Domestic Thriller

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $22
    8 – 10 p.m.

    READING EVENT 14: Saturday Night Gala

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $26 includes a glass of wine
    Sponsored by: RGF Integrated Wealth Management

    Sunday, October 20, 2019

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

    READING EVENT 15: A Walk to Lost Lake and Back

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler Lobby | $22 includes hot chocolate
    9 – 10:30 a.m.

    READING EVENT 16: New Voices Rising

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $22
    11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    READING EVENT 17: Sunday Brunch

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $42 includes brunch
    Sponsored by The Self Publishing Agency

    Planning on attending more than one Reading Event or Workshop? Purchase a Reading Pass or Festival Pass for access to ALL EVENTS.*

    Note: Festival pass does not include Workshop #1. Only a limited number of passes available.