We regret to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances, Conor Kerr will not be able to join this year’s poetry panel, which also features award-winning writers Jen Currin and Cecily Nicholson. Jen and Cecily will share the stage to read from some of their newest work and discuss poetry and the writing life. Caroll Simpson, author … Continue reading “Changes to Event #12 and #16”
We are pleased to announce the writers/artists who will join us at the 41st Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts. For full author bios, photos and a downloadable planner, please click here. Tickets go on sale June 5, 2023. If you would like to see the 2o23 brochure (we can email you the PDF … Continue reading “2023 Festival Writers”
We regret to inform you that due to unforeseen circumstances, author Joshua Whitehead will not be able to attend the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts in person on Friday, August 12. His virtual event at 8:30 p.m. will take place in the Festival Pavilion and be projected live onto our big screen. While … Continue reading “Joshua Whitehead: Virtual Event”
We are pleased to announce the writers/artists who will join us at the 40th Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts. Bios, schedule of events, and ticket information to come! Kamal Al-Solaylee S. Bear Bergman Columpa Bobb Cedar Bowers Tania Carter Ivan Coyote Farzana Doctor Norma Dunning Frances Ekwuyasi Shaena Lambert Marsha Lederman Jen Sookfong … Continue reading “2022 Festival Writers”
We miss you! We miss your calls and your visits to the office. We miss the energy that starts to build right about now. We even miss the chaos that erupts when the phone lines open and online sales go live.
Here’s a list of the wonderful books written by the writers we had hoped to present at the 2020 Festival. We’ve included a link to each book’s description on the publisher’s website.
The programming for the 2020 Festival of the Written Arts is now complete! You can find the list of writers and very brief biographical sketches here.
We regret to announce that Dawn Dumont (Event #9) and James Maskalyk (Event #11) have withdrawn from the Festival. The following programming has been arranged to replace these writers. Event #9 – Starlight by Richard Wagamese Event #11 – Carys Cragg in conversation with Andreas Schroeder Tickets If you have purchased tickets for Dawn Dumont, they … Continue reading “Programming Changes”
The names and bios of the authors in Events #12 and #17 were switched during the production phase of the Festival brochure and the error was not caught until after we sent 2,000 copies of the brochure out into the world. Please note: Event #12 features Ausma Zehanat Khan – Saturday, August 18 at 2:30 … Continue reading “Correction to Festival brochure”
Back in 1983 this all-Canadian writers festival was the only one of its kind. No other literary festival in the country followed a mandate to present and promote Canadian writers exclusively. Now, 35 years later, there are dozens of Canadian and international writers festivals scattered throughout the country and we’re still here and still true … Continue reading “Welcome to the 35th annual Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts”