READING EVENT 3: Celebrating 20 Years of Stories: Tasting & Watch Party
MMMMMMmint - Cyprus Cuisine with A Happi Twist
5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Fairmont Chateau Whistler | In-person $25 | Online $10
Christina Loucas's “why” behind her first cookbook Cyprus Cuisine is to preserve her traditional family food recipes from the island of Cyprus, an island whose cuisine is an alluring mix of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavours and ingredients. In this interactive session she will be partnering with Meredith Gardner of HappiLife Farm from Pemberton. These two share a passion to evolve fresh locally grown ingredients into everyday homemade meals. Learn to make Cypriot appies and a cocktail featuring locally grown mint and sample at the live event!
The Literary Cabaret: Watch Party
6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PDT
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Sponsored by: Canadian Authors Association
For our 20th Anniversary Celebration we’re highlighting the cultural venues of Whistler, while joining musicians and writers together for a magical night of words and music. Host Stephen Vogler brings his band West Coast Front back to the stage to perform with a host of writers beamed in via Zoom for a night of improvisation, innovation and rich storytelling embellished by sweet and soulful sounds. Guest authors include Cedar Bowers, Ivan Coyote, Adrienne Drobnies, Leanne Dunic, Ted Goodden, John Gould, Cornelia Hoogland, Sadeqa Johnson, Shaena Lambert, Annette Lapointe, Mary Lawson, Darrel J. McLeod and Zoe Whittall. Our guest musicians are Geeta Das, Musical Director, also playing trumpet, saxophone and percussion; Rajan Das on upright bass; Dean Feser on percussion; and Rosalind Steel on piano and electric keys. The winners of the Fiction and Non-Fiction categories of the Whistler Independent Book Awards will also be announced. The Watch Party & Celebration includes appetizers and a cash bar.
Moderator: Stephen Vogler