Book Review: Magdalena

Wade Davis shines a light on our power to heal A curious blend of travel memoir, history, ethnobotany text book and environmentalist’s primer, Wade Davis’s Magdalena offers up cures for despair that will inspire even the most disheartened among us who strive to foster peace and healing. Davis’s evocative storytelling blends the rich and complicated […]

Rosemary Keevil blog: The mentorship connection

by Rosemary Keevil Connecting with other writers through mentoring: When the teacher is ready the student will appear. I have been a journalist for decades and it took what seems like forever to write my memoir: The Art of Losing It: A Memoir of Grief and Addiction. It will be published this October by She Writes […]

Janie Brown blog: My pandemic book birthday

Note to Self:  Don’t launch a book amidst a global pandemic by Janie Brown March 5, 2020 was UK Publication Day (Canongate). We drank champagne and ate cake that my sister Kate had designed for the occasion. The chocolate sponge book was decorated with the bird images from my cover and the words Radical Acts […]

Book Review: The Difference

The Difference by Marina Endicott Review by Farha Guerrero One of the many pleasures of reading is that it allows us to journey to unknown places; and nothing could hold truer than the present moment where we face the uncertainties of global travel amidst a despairing pandemic. Reading is discovering, or as Honoré Balzac put […]

Jenn Ashton on Connection

I have known I was a writer since I was six or seven years old. It has been my other language. If I seemed like a shy nose-in-a-book kid, I was, until you read my writing; and then I was a big, loudmouth, fast-talking, vibrant and vibrating, opinionated little being. One side of my life […]

Book Review: The Glass Hotel

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel Review by Nicole Fitzgerald Emily St. John Mandel’s new novel, The Glass Hotel, reads like a reflection on a window. The image changes as different characters step behind the glass. Only fragments of the bigger picture are reflected on their faces, leaving the reader to piece together […]

Book Review: Five Little Indians

Five Little Indians by Michelle Good Review by Dee Raffo Five Little Indians follows the lives of five young adults as they grapple with life after ‘Indian School’ in the 1960s. From their prison-like residential school on Vancouver Island, they are turfed onto the streets of Vancouver with no support, money, family connections or life […]

Whistler Independent Book Awards 2020 Shortlist Announced

Pandemics, lockdowns and novel coronaviruses did not stop self-published authors from around the country submitting their books to the Whistler Independent Book Awards. The evaluating committee assessed all the entries and is pleased to announce the shortlisted nominees for the 2020 WIBAs.     The fiction nominees are: Jennifer Rouse Barbeau for Dying Hour Roy Blomstrom for Silences […]

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!