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9th Annual Whistler Writers Festival: Oct 14-16th

abstract:The Whistler Readers and Writers Festival takes place Oct 14-17th. The line-up this year is all-star and award-winning, and includes:
Brian Brett (winner of the Writers Trust of Canada Non-Fiction prize and BC
Bookseller's Choice Award for Trauma Farm)
Kate Pullinger (2009 Governor General's Award for Fiction winner for The Mistress of Nothing)
Russell Wangersky (BC Book Award for Canadian NonFiction winner for Burning Down the House)
Wayne Grady, Merilyn Simonds, Jenn Farrell, Kathy Page, Terence Young, Patricia Young, Caroline Adderson and Leslie Anthony.

Note to attendees of the "Make Your Own Podcast" session given by Paula Shackleton: Here is the quickie demo podcast we made together in class. Thanks for attending, and good luck with your future podcasts. Stay in touch! paulas @ Click Here.

The Festival is an amazing chance to:

1. Give your creative self a little charge, with 10 seminars on offer on Saturday October 16 at the Aava, under 2 streams: Where Traditional and Digital Media Collide, and Crafting a Great Story. Young writers (12-19) can also take a free seminar at the library on Saturday.
. Dial in your fall reading list, with 10 of Canada's best authors reading at the Saturday October 16 Gala event at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, most with newly released books.
3. Dabble in the world of social media with a host of seminars on twitter, podcasting and blogging. Find new ways to promote yourself using social media.
4. Linger around the library for three free literary events, including the launch of Leslie Anthony's new book, White Planet: A Mad Dash through the Modern Global Ski Culture, Thursday October 14th at the Whistler Public Library.
4. Hang with the hipsters, as spoken word superstar C R Avery parachutes in to the third Pecha Kucha Night at Maxx Fish. A range of speakers are given 20 slides, 20 seconds per slides to speak about something they're passionate about. Fast-moving, eclectic and super cool, PKN has previously unrolled at the TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival and Crankworx.
5. Peel back the curtains on literary marriages with a free discussion at the library on Saturday afternoon, Write, Fight, Love with Merilyn Simonds, Wayne Grady, Terrence Young and Patricia Young.

The full program is downloadable at under the Events Tab. People can also follow the updates and buzz building at their WP Blog, on twitter @whistlerwriters , or on Facebook

Tickets on sale on line here


October 04, 2010



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