Reading and writing in the time of Covid-19

Hello fellow readers and writers. It’s hard not being able to gather together to enjoy our shared love of books. Consider online meetups with your favourite club through Zoom, Skype, Facetime or other digital wizardry. Stay healthy, stay safe. Below is some advice from our local Whistler physicians to residents.

Katherine Fawcett launches The Swan Suit in March!

We’re delighted to announce The Whistler Writing Society’s member Katherine Fawcett is publishing her fabulous book of short stories The Swan Suit. Pick a location and date and get out there to support!

Apply now for the Write Fresh Retreat, June 1-10, 2020 in Belarus

Applications are now open for the Write Fresh Retreat, June 1-10, 2020 in the rustic art-village Kaptaruni, Belarus with mentor Harold Rhenisch. Enhance your writing skills within the charm and ease of traditional hospitality in an artists’ abode where what’s modern and crisp is nested in the rustic. Whether your path through the forest follows Leschii, the ancient man of […]

Telus Winter Classic Tickets On Sale Now!

The Whistler Blackcomb Foundation is a long-time supporter of our Authors in the Schools program which delivers books and provides guest author presentations to 19 schools in the Sea to Sky Corridor. We thank them for their generous support, and invite you to attend their fundraiser, Imagine 2120, happening this century, March 6-7, 2020. Buy […]

Writing the Body, Dancing the Soul Retreat at Loon Lake

If you’re interested in a writing retreat this year, consider the Writing the Body, Dancing the Soul Retreat at Loon Lake: Dear Writing Women, At the close of a year that has brought challenges of all kinds for our beloved planet and also for many of us personally, I have been thinking about the power […]

2020 Whistler Writers Festival Fundraiser

“Action is the foundational key to success.” Pablo Picasso I need your help. Before I delve into that though, first let me thank you for attending our 2019 Whistler Writers Festival. The conversations generated, the relationships forged, and creative expression released – were incredible. We succeed because of you. We’re launching on ongoing fundraising campaign. […]

Stella Harvey headlines The Writers Studio Reading Dec. 5

  Everyone is invited to The Writers Studio reading series at Hood 29 (4470 Main Street) for the last reading series of 2019 on Thursday, December 5th at 8:00pm led by headliner STELLA HARVEY. We won’t be back until February, so be sure to get your poetry, fiction and non-fiction fix this week!   STELLA is a fiction writer […]

A Conversation with Omar El Akkad, author of American War

Whistler Writers Festival’s Alli Vail caught up with Omar El Akkad to talk about his book American War, and this year’s theme of the festival – Discourse. He’ll be appearing in the Saturday Night Gala, with author Maude Barlow Oct. 19. Alli: American War was a 2018 CBC Canada Reads Selection, A Globe and Mail […]