Congratulations to our Unpacking the Idea of Home writing contest winner Sandra Cairns for her poem Flight Nearing Big Island. Judges Mary MacDonald and Katherine Fawcett chose the piece for its storytelling about returning home, and the interesting choice of language, cadence and rhythm.
Four captivating evenings this April and May. Featuring André Alexis, Daniel Kalla, Eve Lazarus, Kim Moritsugu, Catherine Porter, Seth, Lorimer Shenher, Anakana Schofield and Yasuko Thanh.
The Whistler Writing Society is delighted to offer the creative writing session Building Worlds: Speculative Fiction Workshop with Rachel Hartman, Saturday April 13 from 10am – noon at the Whistler Public Library.
The 2019 grant has two streams that members of the Squamish Arts Council can apply for. Deadline for the grant is February 28th, 2019 11:59PM PST. Applicants will be notified before the end of March with awards given out at the SAC AGM in April 2019.
We're excited to announce a new addition to our Whisky & Words line-up: Masterclasses. We’ve assembled six tailored opportunities at various pop-up locations across Granville Island where experts will guide you through your favourite whiskies (and soon-to-be favourites) along with food pairings from some of the city’s best purveyors.
Come and explore and experience the power of writing about the significant places in your life. Create poetry that explores significant locations that are important to you and your life in our community.
Over the past few years Goodwin Studios has been building websites using the Squarespace platform. They look beautiful, are budget friendly, easy to update and maintain, and offer all functions required by authors.
A total of 60 authors, guest presenters and publishers will be attending the 2018 Whistler Writers Festival. Will you be there?
Spring is the time when the physical world wakes up all around us. Come explore new and fresh ideas with us at our Illuminating Worlds reading event, the second in our Spring Reading Series, happening Friday June 22, 7:30pm at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler.
The Whistler Writers Festival is pleased to present the Outdoor Endurance & Survival reading event April 13th at 7:30pm the Lil'wat Cultural Centre, featuring authors Erik Bjarnason, Kate Harris, Jan Redford and Paul Suter, with Leslie Anthony leading discussion.
Write every day. A hundred words or a thousand. It doesn't matter. Pick a time when you won't be interrupted and make a date with your inner muse. It might take a few days but they'll eventually show up and you'll be on your way to a beautiful relationship. There's so much on the internet to help you with your daily writing. Prompts. Journal ideas. Challenges and contests.
The Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony's poet-in-virtual residence Jane Byers will be giving two readings of poetry based on the archives' holdings on March 14th. Info below.
The first is at SFU in the Burnaby campus library. The second is at the brand new Queer Arts Centre, and will have ASL interpretation.
Writers Adventure Camp at The Point, Whistler, BC June 6th - June 10th, 2018 on beautiful Alta Lake is a unique immersive experience for emerging writers. Attend interactive workshops with award-winning professionals in your chosen genre while cross-fertilizing your creative output with exposure to other narrative arts.
The Whistler Writing Society has opened the Outdoor Endurance & Survival Writing Contest for entry to anyone living in the Sea to Sky region between Lions Bay and Lillooet. Cash prizes, reading opportunity at the Whistler Spring Reading Event, and publication in the inaugural Sea to Sky Review.
Squamish, and the world of theatre, literary and performance arts, bid adieu to this lovely lady. Goodbye Doreen Ramus.
We invite poetry and prose on the theme of celebration - of nature, of life, of love. Let's inaugurate our new journal with poems of praise, glory and carnival! Deadline Extended - Feb 28, 2018
Literary events are a great way to celebrate National Poetry Month, and the League of Canadian Poets receives funding from the Canada Council which they use to support events throughout Canada during April! Funding is distributed on a first come, first served basis per province. Applications are open from January 15 to February 15, 2018.
Her Heart Poetry offers poet resources and inspiration on their website, Twitter and Instagram including Poetry Prompts!
People aren’t going to independent book shops as much. So Hilary Atleo is bringing her independent book shop to the people.
An informative list of upcoming events sourced from the Vancouver Writers Festival monthly newsletter.
One of the most enjoyable activities this time of year is perusing Best of the Year lists and I’m already gathering an excellent reading list for 2018. We’ve collected some links for you – feel free to add your own links in the comments!
The best thing about December is the plethora of lists - like this one from CBC Books
Turkey issued an arrest warrant on Friday for former CIA officer Graham Fuller after accusing him of trying to overthrow its government in a coup.
Story Tracker is an app that helps writers keep track of their submissions and publications.
Follow the yellow-brick road when you enter Western Sky Books. That’s co-owners Dianne Ganz and Tamara Gorin’s hope for their new Port Coquitlam bookstore — an idea that originated from their business moniker.