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Whistler Writers Festival
October 12 - October 15Free - $500
Share your literary passion with like-minded avid readers and writers at the 16th Annual Whistler Writers Festival, October 12-15, 2017—a multi-faceted BC literary event.
The program includes short seminars on various topics, a Masters workshop series for new and emerging writers on various topics of craft (e.g., writing the young adult novel, memoir, travel screenwriting, creating vivid writing, completing your manuscript), panel discussions and reading events for the general public, a Literary Cabaret combining music and readings, two Literary Salons for readers and book clubs, and a Chef’s’ Reception with cookbook discussion and appetizers for tasting.
The festival in its own words:
“Now entering its 16th year, the ongoing challenge of organizing the Whistler Writers Festival is to produce a program that will appeal to as broad and inclusive an audience as possible while keeping our events intimate and accessible. To this end, we take your feedback each year and incorporate it to create what you’ve come to enjoy. And I’m so glad you do enjoy it, but know that we, the organizers, are in the back holding our breath, biting our nails, hoping everything will unfold as we had planned, because no matter how much you plan and obsess, organizing anything of the festival’s scale is risky business.
For writers, the risk is in choosing such a profession which undoubtedly means long hours toiling alone to figure out what story to tell and how to do it. Some of our invited authors have written about immigration, refugees, war, our environment, love, hate and a whole kaleidoscope of other risky subjects. Some have chosen to tell their stories through fiction, others through non-fiction accounts, and still others through poetry. All these elements come together under our theme this year, which is risk.
Thursday October 12th will feature Comedy Quickies, a night of bite-sized comedy that takes writers’ humorous humdingers to the stage. Cash and prizes will be awarded for Best Comedy Writing, and our audience will choose the Best Act.”