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Upcoming Events

Whistler Writers Festival

2019 FESTIVAL PASS

Whistler, BC
The Festival Pass includes access to all reading events and workshops. Must choose one event when there are concurrent events.(SAVE 20%).

2019 READING PASS

Whistler, BC
The Reading Pass includes access to all reading events. Must choose one event when there are concurrent events.

READING EVENT 1: Canada’s Best Independent Authors

Whistler, BC
Accomplished writers are increasingly turning to independent publishing as a financially and creatively satisfying alternative to the traditional model. Meet some of the best independent authors in the country as finalists... read more

READING EVENT 3: A Whistler Vacation

Whistler, BC
When young Jack loses his cherished teddy bear, Theo, while on vacation in Whistler, his family enlists the help of the resort community—and a calculating mayor looking to score political points—to find it. This touching c... read more

WORKSHOP 2: Insights from Insiders: Trade Publishing in Canada

Whistler, BC
Mona Fertig, Lynn Henry, Rachel Letofsky, Emma Sakamoto, Sarah St. Pierre, Tanya Trafford, Brad Wilson

WORKSHOP 3: Speed Dating: Pitch your Book/Idea to Publishers & Agent

Whistler, BC
Mona Fertig, Lynn Henry [SOLD OUT], Rachel Letofsky [SOLD OUT], Emma Sakamoto, Sarah St. Pierre[SOLD OUT], Tanya Trafford [SOLD OUT] & Brad Wilson [SOLD OUT]

READING EVENT 6: The Literary Cabaret

Whistler, BC
Our award-winning guest authors read from their masterworks while local musicians enhance their reading performances with stirring musical accompaniment. The evening features authors Wakefield Brewster, Lorna Crozier, Mich... read more

READING EVENT 8: Story and Song

Whistler, BC
With Shelley A. Leedahl

READING EVENT 12: Writers of Fiction:

Whistler, BC
Nazanine Hozar, Steven Price, Bill Richardson, Anakana Schofield, WIBA Winner

READING EVENT 16: New Voices Rising

Whistler, BC
Heige S. Boehm, Eufemia Fantetti, D.A. Lockhart, Linda Quennec, Kelly S. Thompson, Shannon Webb-Campbell
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Past Events

Finding the Words for Adventure with Geoff Powter.

Finding the Words for Adventure with Geoff Powter.

Whistler Public Library,Whistler, BC
Sat. May 18, 3 - 4:30pm | Whistler Public Library | Free Writing the lives of a tribe can be a challenge. With their unique rituals, totems and taboos, tribes can be hard for outsiders to understand — and this is as true for the tribe of outdoor adventurers as it is for any other. Join award-win...
Saturday, May 18 2019 3:00 PM 4:30 PM

Unpacking the Idea of Home

Unpacking the Idea of Home

Whistler Public Library,Whistler, BC
Travel, Place, Identity: Unpacking the Idea of Home May 17 | 7pm | Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre | Tickets $22 How is our sense of self influenced by where we live, or where we travel? What will we find when we examine our sense of place under the microscope? Are we who we think we are? What...
Friday, May 17 2019 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

Building Worlds: Speculative Fiction Workshop

Building Worlds: Speculative Fiction Workshop

Whistler Public Library,Whistler, BC
In this workshop we'll explore the many sub-genres of speculative fiction, from space opera to urban fantasy, and figure out what they have in common. You'll learn how to start creating new worlds of your own, using the tools I've found most effective -- tropes, question trees, and the weirdness ...
Saturday, April 13 2019 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Reading Event 13: Ali Hassan in Conversation

Reading Event 13: Ali Hassan in Conversation

Whistler, BC
Rawi Hage, Darrel J. McLeod, Lisa Moore, Elizabeth Renzetti, Iain Reid. 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $42 includes brunch Join us for a delicious brunch and indulge your literary cravings during a conversation between moderator Ali Hassan and Rawi Hage (Beirut Hellfire So...
Sunday, October 14 2018 11:00 AM 1:00 PM

Reading Event 12: A Walk to Lost Lake and Back

Reading Event 12: A Walk to Lost Lake and Back

Whistler, BC
Dave Bidini, Charles Demers, Wayne Grady, and Merilyn Simonds. Moderator: Grant Lawrence. 8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. | Fairmont Chateau Whistler lobby | $20 includes hot chocolate & treats Sponsored by: The Brew Creek Centre Take a walk with us to the beach and back through the pine forests of Los...
Sunday, October 14 2018 8:45 AM 10:15 AM

Reading Event 11: Ali Hassan in Conversation with Peter Carey

Reading Event 11: Ali Hassan in Conversation with Peter Carey

Whistler, BC
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $25 includes a glass of wine Sponsored by:  RGF Integrated Wealth Management CBC Radio host Ali Hassan joins Peter Carey in conversation at our Saturday night gala event. Carey is the author of thirteen previous novels, including Oscar and Lu...
Saturday, October 13 2018 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Reading Event 10: Writers of Fiction

Reading Event 10: Writers of Fiction

Whistler, BC
Maureen Medved, Carolyn Marie Souaid, Dania Tomlinson, Sharon Bala  3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $20 Renowned author Wayne Grady (Up From Freedom) explores the essential elements of fiction through our guest authors’ stories. Sharon Bala (The Boat People), Maureen Medved ...
Saturday, October 13 2018 3:00 PM 4:30 PM

Workshop 10: Shape Your Non-fiction Manuscript for Publication

Workshop 10: Shape Your Non-fiction Manuscript for Publication

Whistler, BC
With Vici Johnstone 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  |  (30 minute sessions – 6 spots) Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $100 Writers are invited to send in their manuscripts one month in advance of the festival, and then meet with publisher Vici Johnstone (Caitlin Press) at the festival for a 30 minute, priv...
Saturday, October 13 2018 2:30 PM 5:30 PM

Workshop 11: From Script to Screen

Workshop 11: From Script to Screen

Whistler, BC
With Joel Thomas Hynes 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $35 Drawing from over twenty years’ experience as an industry professional, author, screenwriter and TV producer Joel Thomas Hynes (We’ll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night, Cast No Shadow) is offering an informal, disc...
Saturday, October 13 2018 2:30 PM 4:30 PM

Workshop 12: Truth or Lie: Writing Workshop for Young Writers

Workshop 12: Truth or Lie: Writing Workshop for Young Writers

Whistler, BC
With Penny Draper Must be under the age of 19 to attend 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Whistler Public Library | FREE Writing historical fiction is like being an archaeologist, historian, reporter and liar all at once. It’s not for the faint of heart. How do you find the story that will make your fac...
Saturday, October 13 2018 2:30 PM 4:00 PM
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