READING EVENT 14: Saturday Night Gala

By Whistler Writers Festival (other events)

Saturday, October 19 2019 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Bill Richardson in conversation with Maude Barlow and Omar El Akkad

Includes a glass of wine

Sponsored by: RGF Integrated Wealth Management

The planet’s growing population is causing resources to become scarce, while the effects of climate change threaten communities worldwide. Join moderator Bill Richardson in conversation with Maude Barlow (Whose Water Is It, Anyway?: Taking Water Protection Into Public Hands) and Omar El Akkad (American War) as they discuss themes of global resources, health crises, war, and human rights through the genres of non-fiction and fiction. The conversation will explore why the authors chose to tell their story the way they did, and the roles of fact and imagination in mobilizing change. Come early to enjoy live classical music by the Sea to Sky Orchestra. Doors at 7:30 p.m.