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    Thursday, October 11

    Time Event Venue

    1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

    Whistler Public Library | $100
    Sponsored by: Island Blue Book Printing

    5:30 – 7 p.m.

    READING EVENT 1: Canada’s Best Independent Authors of 2018

    Whistler Public Library | FREE

    7 – 10 p.m

    READING EVENT 2: An Evening of Stories and Songs
    7-8 pm Reception | 8-10 pm Event

    Maury Young Arts Centre | $25
    Reception Hosted by: Community Foundation of Whistler

    Friday, October 12

    Time Event Venue
    9 – 11:30 a.m. WORKSHOP 2: Insights from Insiders: Trade Publishing in Canada Today Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $35
    1:30 – 4:30 p.m. WORKSHOP 3: Speed Dating: Pitch Your Book/Idea to Publishers Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $60
    Sponsored by: Marquis Book Printing
    4 – 5:30 p.m. READING EVENT 3: The Booklovers’ Literary Salon Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $25
    4 – 5:30 p.m.

    WORKSHOP 4: Dear Abby: Can You Help Me with my Writing?

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $35
    6:15 – 7:30 p.m.

    READING EVENT 4: Cooks With Books: Passionate Locavore Edition

    Audain Art Museum | $22
    Sponsored by: Real Estate Association of Whistler
    8 – 10 p.m.

    READING EVENT 5: The Literary Cabaret

    Maury Young Arts Centre | $26
    Sponsored by: Vivalogue Publishing

    Saturday, October 13

    date/time event venue
    8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $35
    Sponsored by: Vision Pacific
    8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

    WORKSHOP 6: Non-Fiction Writing: How to Find and Develop an Idea

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $35
    10 – 11:30 a.m.

    READING EVENT 6: Writers of Non-Fiction

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $20
    11 a.m. 12:15 p.m.

    READING EVENT 7: On the Edge: The Ingredients for Riveting Children’s and YA Literature

    Whistler Public Library | FREE
    11 a.m. – 1p.m. WORKSHOP 7: Bruce Chatwin Didn’t Do This: An introduction to travel writing… junkets, freebies and listicles Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $35
    Sponsored by: Pasta Lupino
    11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    WORKSHOP 8: Fiction Writing Workshop

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $35
    11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    READING EVENT 8: Writers of Poetry – Thin Places

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $20
    1 – 2:15 p.m.

    READING EVENT 9: Crime Writers Lunch

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $35 includes lunch
    Sponsored by: RE/MAX Sea to Sky Real Estate
    2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

    WORKSHOP 9: The First Page

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $35
    2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

    WORKSHOP 10: Shape Your Non-fiction Manuscript for Publication

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $100
    (30-minute sessions – 6 spots)
    2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

    WORKSHOP 11: From Script to Screen

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $35
    2:30 - 4 p.m.

    WORKSHOP 12: Truth or Lie: Writing Workshop for Young Writers

    Whistler Public Library | FREE
    (Must be under 19 to attend)
    3 – 4:30 p.m.

    READING EVENT 10: Writers of Fiction

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $20
    8 – 10 p.m.

    READING EVENT 11: Ali Hassan in Conversation with Peter Carey

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $25
    Sponsored by: RGF Integrated Wealth Management

    Sunday, October 14

    date/time event venue
    8:45 – 10:15 a.m.

    READING EVENT 12: A Walk to Lost Lake and Back

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $20 includes hot chocolate & treats
    Sponsored by: The Brew Creek Centre
    11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    READING EVENT 13: Ali Hassan in Conversation

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $42 includes brunch