Summer Comeback Reading Series

Mark your calendars for the Whistler Writers Festival’s first-ever hybrid Summer Reading Series! As we welcome guests back again, we are delighted to offer a mix of in-person tickets and/or virtual tickets for the reading events.

Let’s Celebrate B.C. Authors!

Thursday July 8, 2021 | 5:30 – 7 p.m. (doors 5:00) | Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

The series kicks off by shining a spotlight on four award-winning B.C. Authors on the evening of July 8th with a hybrid in-person and live broadcast reading event. Featured authors include Joshua Whitehead (Jonny Appleseed), Katherine Fawcett (The Swan Suit), Sara Leach (Duck Days), Mary MacDonald (The Crooked Thing) and moderator Leslie Anthony. We welcome the winners of the Summer Comeback Storytelling Contest, who will read their winning entries themed around A Mighty Balance.

Virtual Tickets: $10 | In Person Tickets: $10 | Doors Open 5 p.m., Show Starts 5:30 p.m.

My Best Friend is Extinct: A Backyard Book Bash!

Saturday July 10, 2021 | 2:00 – 3 p.m. | Florence Peterson Park at the Whistler Public Library

Come join us for a backyard book bash with Rebecca Wood Barrett and her debut middle-grade book My Best Friend is Extinct. Families are invited to join in on the celebration, and there will be a short reading, origami bookmark making, cookies and lemonade by Purebread, and books for sale by Armchair Books. Bring or buy your copy to be signed by author Rebecca Wood Barrett.

Virtual Tickets: FREE | In Person Tickets: FREE | Please RSVP

A Mighty Balance: Weighing Action and Words

Saturday July 10, 2021 | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Zoom only

Our lives are an imperfect and mighty balance. Join moderator Rebecca Wood Barrett in conversation with five authors of non-fiction, fiction and poetry, in a discussion about finding balance and what happens when the scales tip too far. The virtual reading and Q&A will feature authors Angie Abdou (This One Wild Life), Hassan Al Kontar (Man at the Airport: How Social Media Saved My Life), Francesca Ekwuyasi (Butter Honey Pig Bread), Bruce Kirkby (Blue Sky Kingdom: A Family Journey to the Heart of the Himalaya), and Nisha Patel (Coconut).

Virtual Tickets: $10