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2019 Festival - October 17 - 20, 2019

The Whistler Writing Society was founded in 2001 and became a non-profit organization in 2005. The group includes over 150 members. From its inception the group has promoted the literary arts, provided a forum for local writers to develop their craft within the community, and sponsored literary events for readers and writers alike, including the annual Whistler Writers Festival and the Writer in Residence Program.
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    Book Review: Raven Lane by Amber Cowie Blog

    Book Review: Raven Lane by Amber Cowie

    Book Review by Libby McKeever Amber Cowie is a new voice on the domestic thriller-fiction stage and her second novel Raven Lane is one that sticks to your skin and makes you second guess your assumptions. Leafy Raven Lane is a secluded cul-de-sac of five similar homes hidden above Fraser City, where resident realtor Kitty…

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    A Conversation with Maude Barlow, author of Whose Water Is It, Anyway? Blog

    A Conversation with Maude Barlow, author of Whose Water Is It, Anyway?

    Whistler Writers Festival’s Alli Vail caught up with Maude Barlow to talk about her book Whose Water Is It, Anyway?: Taking Water Protection into Public Hands, and this year’s theme of the festival – Discourse. She’ll be appearing in the Saturday Night Gala, with author Omar El Akkad Oct. 19. Alli: As a writer and…

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    Book Review: Akin, by Emma Donoghue Blog

    Book Review: Akin, by Emma Donoghue

     By Nicola Bentley Emma Donoghue’s newest novel, Akin, transports the reader from the streets of New York, where the drug trade’s worst outcome is death, to the Promenade in Nice, France, where the city is about to celebrate its annual Carnival. Retired professor Noah Selvaggio is preparing to travel to Nice, a place he has…

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