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Past Events

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

Workshop 9: The First Page

Workshop 9: The First Page

Whistler, BC
With Merilyn Simonds 2:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. | Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $35 Browsing a bookstore, up to 40% of readers set aside a book after the first page. Agents and editors are just as tough. But the good news is, they all read the first page. Learn how to craft an opening that will plunge ...
Saturday, October 13 2018 2:29 PM 4:30 PM

Reading Event 9: Crime Writers Lunch

Reading Event 9: Crime Writers Lunch

Whistler, BC
Charles Demers, Ian Hamilton, Eve Lazarus and Sam Wiebe 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. | Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $35 includes lunch Sponsored by: RE/MAX Sea to Sky Real Estate Feet Banks steals us away through the deceptive twists and turns of the crime, mystery and thriller genres. Join us to hear...
Saturday, October 13 2018 1:00 PM 2:15 PM

Reading Event 8: Writers of Poetry - Thin Places

Reading Event 8: Writers of Poetry - Thin Places

Whistler, BC
Billy-Ray Belcourt, Lorna Crozier, Cornelia Hoogland, and Laisha Rosnau 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $20 With poems delicate and steely, of heartbreak and grace, these poets take us to the thin places, where the boundary between the physical world and the spiritual world...
Saturday, October 13 2018 11:30 AM 1:00 PM
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