With deep sadness we recognize the unexpected passing of our dear friend and festival bookseller extraordinaire Bev Shaw, owner of Talewind Books. It’s hard to express in words how much Bev meant to the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts. She was a tremendous source of knowledge and insight, and she forged wonderful relationships … Continue reading “Remembering Bev Shaw”
We want to hear from you! If you attended the Festival of the Written Arts this August but didn’t have the opportunity to fill out an audience survey in person, please consider filling out the online version. Festival attendees who fill out the survey can choose to be entered into a draw to win a … Continue reading “2023 Festival Survey”
The SCFWA is seeking a full-time assistant to help with our August festival. This temporary position runs from May 23 – August 25, 2023. Please note that this job offer is subject to funding from the Canada Summer Jobs Program. Although applicants must be between 15 and 30 years of age, they do not have … Continue reading “We’re hiring!”
Do you know a student on the Sunshine Coast who likes to think up funny rhymes, write in journals or compose short stories, just for fun? We are looking for budding authors of all ages—from kindergarten to grade 12 students. The thirteenth edition of Coastal Voices, an adjudicated anthology of student writing, will be published … Continue reading “Submit to Coastal Voices”
Thank you to those who have already reached out to say they would be interested in volunteering for this year’s festival. If you are a past volunteer, or someone who is interested in volunteering for the first time, please come to one of the SCFWA’s drop-in orientation meetings. We would love to meet you in … Continue reading “Calling all volunteers…”
by Jane Davidson Right? When is she actually going to go? The Festival Board posted the Artistic and Executive Director job opportunity in November 2021. Here I am, on October 31, 2022, almost one year later, finally walking out the door. This story began in July 2006. I received a call from then-Board President Wendy … Continue reading “The Longest Goodbye”
The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts (SCFWA) will be heading into its fifth decade as the country’s longest running gathering of Canadian writers and readers under new artistic leadership. The SCFWA Board has appointed Marisa Alps as the Festival’s new Artistic and Executive Director, taking over from Jane Davidson who will retire at … Continue reading “Introducing our New Artistic and Executive Director”
Our Purpose The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts (SCFWA) aims to: bring Canadian writers together with readers at a Summer Festival promote the Sunshine Coast as a literary and cultural community, and advocate for literacy and the development of the craft of writing. The SCFWA is a registered charity and non-profit society. Our … Continue reading “Search for New Artistic and Executive Director: Job Description and Application Process”
The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts will celebrate 40 years in 2022. This website will be updated with details about the annual Festival in the late winter/early spring. The 2022 dates are August 11-14.
The recordings of all 12 Festival events are now posted online. You can purchase an all-access pass for $30 here: https://www.showpass.com/2021-virtual-festival-of-the-written-arts/. The recordings will be available for viewing until September 30. We hope you will join us!