Media Release: Poet and writer Cornelia Hoogland named 2019 Whistler Writer in Residence

Poet and writer Cornelia Hoogland named 2019 Whistler Writer in Residence Two scholarships available through new equity initiative program June 24, 2019: Whistler, B.C. – 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 […]

Rachel Hartman Teaches Speculative Fiction Workshop

March 12, 2019: Whistler, B.C. – 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. Buy tickets. In this workshop award-winning YA author Rachel Hartman, author of Seraphina and Tess of the […]

Penning This Place

Penning This Place: Writing Whistler’s Literary Landscape Workshop November 3, 2018 | 10am-4pm | Maury Young Arts Centre, Whistler GET TICKETS Participants will engage in a variety of writing exercises which will creatively explore different ways of relating to and writing our relationships to place…this unique place. Open to and incorporating a wide variety of styles, […]

Dropping the F*BOMB: Why we all need to re-claim feminism

The Whistler Writing Society is proud to support Whistler’s Celebration of INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL and their event Dropping the F*Bomb: Why we all need to re-claim feminism. The event takes place Saturday October 13, 6:00pm at Maury Young Arts Centre, and is designed for anyone ages 12+. Women’s Lib Equal Rights The sisterhood […]

Whistler Writers Festival Unveils Author Line-up and Program

Master storyteller Peter Carey to headline alongside literary stars Eden Robinson, Esi Edugyan, Billy-Ray Belcourt and more August 13, 2018: Whistler, B.C. – The Whistler Writing Society is thrilled to unveil the list of authors attending this year’s Whistler Writers Festival, with legendary international author Peter Carey headlining alongside literary heavyweights Eden Robinson, Esi Edugyan, […]

Finalists for 2018 Whistler Independent Book Awards

Our congratulations to the authors who have been selected as finalists for the 2018 Whistler Independent Book Awards. The fiction finalists are: T.G. Brown for Harvest (A Josh Ingram Novel) Laurel Deedrick-Mayne for A Wake for the Dreamland Emma L.R. Hogg for Winona Rising Mike Sadava for The Project The non-fiction finalists are: Mark Cote for That Lucky Old […]

Whistler Independent Book Awards 2018 Shortlist Announced

WIBA 2018 Shortlist Announced The entries for this year’s Whistler Independent Book Awards were of a high standard, their quality reflecting the professionalism of Canadian self-published authors. The competition in the fiction category was particularly strong, and selecting the nominees was a challenge for the evaluation committee. Our congratulations to the authors whose books have been shortlisted […]

The Whistler Writing Society AGM & Writing Workshop

The Whistler Writing Society invites the public to attend our Annual General Meeting, August 22nd, from 6 – 7pm at the Whistler Public Library. Pizza, camaraderie and local literary updates will be served. From 7 – 9pm, award-winning author Rachelle Delaney will lead a free writing workshop, Embracing Beginnings. Workshop Description: “Learning to write fiction […]

Bestselling author Claudia Casper is Whistler Writer in Residence author

The Whistler Writing Society is thrilled to announce that Vancouver author Claudia Casper will be this year’s Whistler Writer in Residence. The bestselling writer and recipient of the 2017 Philip K. Dick Award for Distinguished Science Fiction will move to Whistler this fall to work with novice, emerging and established writers through the celebrated Writer […]