The Whistler Writers Society announces Writer in Residence and two new scholarships
2019 Festival - October 17 - 20, 2019
This annual writers festival, founded by the Whistler Writing Society, is located in picturesque Whistler BC during the early fall, a most beautiful time of the year in the mountains.
The Whistler Writing Society was founded in 2001 and includes over 150 members. From its inception the group has promoted the literary arts, provided a forum for local writers to develop their craft within the community, and sponsored literary events for readers and writers alike, including the annual Whistler Writers Festival and the Writer in Residence Program.
Poet and writer Cornelia Hoogland named 2019 Whistler Writer in Residence
The Whistler Writers Society is excited to announce that Cornelia Hoogland has been named the 2019 Whistler Writer in Residence and will move into the Alta Lake Artists Cabin, next to The Point Artist-Run Centre, this fall to work with emerging and established writers.
New equity scholarship program for 2019
To foster their ongoing commitment to equity, the Whistler Writing Society is offering for the first time, two scholarships for the program.
Scholarships are specifically for writers who are Indigenous, racialized, LGBTQI2S, or living with a disability from the Sea to Sky Corridor. (Writers who publicly self-identify as using a term from the LGBTQI2S lexicon, and/or are living with a disability).
Deadline for application is August 1, 2019