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      Born in Dublin in 1969, EMMA DONOGHUE is a novelist, screenwriter and playwright who lives in Canada. Her novel Room won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Canada/Caribbean) and was shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange Prizes. Read More

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      Since 2014, LYNN HENRY, Publishing Director, has overseen Knopf Canada, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada, and its distinguished literary list. Read More

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      BILL RICHARDSON lives in southwestern Manitoba, in the rural municipality of Louise, and in Vancouver’s West End, which is where the eight linked stories in his new collection, I Saw Three Ships (Talonbooks) are set. Read More

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      RICHARD VAN CAMP is an internationally renowned storyteller and best-selling author. Born in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, he is a member of the Dogrib (TłĮchǫ) Dene Nation. Read More

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      JAMES WALT is one of the country’s leading chefs, cookbook authors, and a “farm-to-table” pioneer who inspires guests with regional cuisine based on fresh, sustainable ingredients. Read More

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      JOHNSTONE, VICI  has worked in theatre, radio, television, film and digital media. She entered the publishing industry in 2006 when she was hired by Harbour Publishing as the production manager, and later the managing editor and general manager. She purchased Caitlin Press in 2008. Read More

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      What To Expect When Your Book Group Comes To The Whistler Writers Fest

      by Paula Shackleton
      For the past (fill in the blank) number of years you and the girls have met on a monthly basis to discuss a chosen book. In the welcome environment of each other’s homes you’ve poured the wine, laid out the food, lit the candles and greeted the guests. Read More

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      Workshop 4 Writing for Young Readers

      With Lisa Moore.
      Presented by Vision Pacific.
      October 15 | 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.  |  Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $32
      “When you’re a teenager, everything is new. Read More

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      Workshop 5: Parallax Editing, Four Powerful Tools

      With Jennifer Manuel.
      October15 | 8:30-10:30a.m.  |  Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $32
      Parallax is a term used in astronomy. It is when something seems to shift its position because of how you look at it. It is also the key to effective self-editing. Read More

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      Workshop 6: How to Write a Picture Book

      With Sara Leach

      October 15 | 9 – 10:30 a.m.  |  Whistler Public Library | FREE
      A well-written picture book invites both children and adults back to share it again and again. Read More