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    • Stella Harvey


      STELLA LEVENTOYANNIS HARVEY was born in Cairo, Egypt and moved with her family to Calgary as a child. Stella founded The Whistler Writing Society, which each year produces the Whistler Writers Festival and other literary programming under her direction. Read More

    • Ira Pettle


      PETTLE, IRA is a performing artist, educator, and creative. A key player in Whistler’s performing arts scene, Ira was named 2019 Champion of Arts & Culture at the Whistler Excellence Awards in April. Read More

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      REBECCA WOOD BARRETT is an award-winning filmmaker and writer living in Whistler, B.C. In 2019 her short film The Soundtrack, co-directed with Janalee Budge, was a finalist in the WSSF 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown. Read More

    • Lawrence-Hill

      Hill, Lawrence

      Lawrence Hill is the award-winning and internationally bestselling author of The Book of Negroes, which was made into a six part TV mini-series. His previous novels, Some Great Thing and Any Known Blood, became national bestsellers. Read More

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      Wight, Emily

      Emily Wight is a writer, blogger, and home cook. Read More

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      Winter, Michael

      Michael Winter has published two collections of stories, five novels, and one work of non-fiction. He is the only writer ever to win the Notable Author award, given out by the Writers Trust. He divides his time between Toronto and Newfoundland. Read More

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      Walters, Eric

      Eric Walters began writing in 1993 as a way to entice his grade 5 students into becoming more interested in reading and writing.  Each day he would read to his students the story he was writing which was set in their school, in their community and with some of the students as characters. Read More

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      Wachtel, Eleanor

      Eleanor Wachtel is the host and co-founder of CBC Radio’s Writers & Company, which is celebrating its 25rd anniversary this fall, and is a winner of the New York Festivals Award.  She also co-founded and hosts Wachtel on the Arts. Read More

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      Toltz, Steve

      Steve Toltz’s first novel, A Fraction of the Whole, was released in 2008 to widespread critical acclaim, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Guardian First Book Award. Read More

    • Merilyn-Simonds

      Simonds, Merilyn

      Merilyn Simonds is the internationally published author of 16 books, including The Holding, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice; The Convict Lover, a Governor General’s Award finalist; Breakfast at the Exit Café, a travel memoir co-written with her husband; a book of essays A New Le Read More