Find Your Place Open Mic Event

Open Mic Night featuring Alli Vail

Saturday June 22, 2024 | Doors: 5:45 pm | Event: 6:00 – 7:30 pm | Whistler Public Library

In-Person Tickets: FREE 

Join us for Find Your Place, an Open Mic Night of short reading performances by local writers, and featuring author Alli Vail and her debut novel Brooklyn Thomas Isn’t Here.

The night’s readings investigate the theme of being present, and what happens when the chaos of life causes characters to become ungrounded. When a separation of body and spirit occurs, how do we learn to reconnect with ourselves?

In Brooklyn Thomas Isn’t Here, Vail explores how women contort and minimize themselves to fit into the roles family and society offer them, and the serious price they pay for doing so. In this new work of contemporary fiction, Brooklyn is pretty sure she’s mostly dead. Her best friend is missing, her career is a disaster, she’s stuck living with her parents, and her heart isn’t beating. She doesn’t have long to find her voice and unravel her past to save her future.

Whether you want to share your own writing or poetry, or enjoy listening to others express themselves, this event is the perfect opportunity to ground yourself in a storytelling experience. Get your free ticket now to save your seat!

Generously supported by: Tourism Whistler and Whistler Public Library

Want to read your own work (published or a work-in-progress) at the event? Email us before June 7 at

BONUS! On Saturday June 22 @ 9am, Alli will lead a writing workshop at our One Day Writing Retreat at The Point in Whistler. Get retreat details and tickets here.

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Alli Vail is a former journalist for national and provincial award-winning community newspapers. She is a content writer and marketer for literary festivals and nonprofits, and has worked in tech, video games, and politics. She studied creative writing at Simon Fraser University and is working on her third novel. Alli lives in Vancouver with her anxious dog (who she wrote about for The Globe and Mail) and her partner. Brooklyn Thomas Isn’t Here is her debut novel. 

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