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Whistler Readers and Writers Festival

Whistler Writers FestivalTaking place October 14 - 16 this is the perfect weekend to visit Whistler to enjoy the art and culture of the literary world.

The Whistler Readers and Writers Festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The festival is hosted by the Vicious Circle. This Whistler Writers Group was founded in 2001 to provide a forum for local writers to develop their craft and connect with like-minded literati.

The festival offers a combination of developmental workshops for emerging and experienced writers about such things as how to create and push around your characters. There will be panel discussions about why fiction matters or what makes a book last. Enjoy the reading events with award winning writers, Wayne Johnston and Miriam Toews, Scottish poet, John Glenday, and spoken word artist, Barbara Adler.

There will be several local writers who will be present at the festival, including Michel Beaudry, Leslie Anthony, Sara Leach, Rebecca Wood Barrett and Stephen Vogler. The festival this year will host 10 workshop sessions, 6 reading events, 3 panel discussion, a breakfast tribute to icons of writing, and a spoken word performance entitled Creative 5 Eclectic.

With such a variety of venues and authors there is sure to be something you love, new you can learn, and a world to discover with the written word.


The Aava Whistler Hotel is pleased to be the official event partner for the festival.  Contact our in-resort travel experts quoting "Whistler Readers and Writers Festival" to enjoy a special rate for the weekend of October 13-16.

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Posted by on Wednesday, August 31, 2011