Are you interested in volunteering for the 2024 Festival of the Written Arts?

Many thanks to all who have already contacted us about volunteering for this year’s festival! If you are a past volunteer, or someone who is interested in volunteering for the first time, you’re invited to one of our drop-in orientation meetings. We would love to hear feedback about your experiences volunteering at the festival and … Continue reading “Are you interested in volunteering for the 2024 Festival of the Written Arts?”

Calling all student writers

School District 46 and the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts are gearing up to publish the 14th edition of Coastal Voices—an adjudicated anthology of student writing. Coastal Voices is published annually by Celebration of Authors, Books and Community (CABC), a joint initiative of the Sunshine Coast School District and the Festival of the … Continue reading “Calling all student writers”

We’re looking for new board members

Planning for the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Arts (SCFWA) 42nd season is underway, and we seek passionate and energetic volunteers for our Board of Directors to help support the SCFWA’s program and vision. We celebrate the wonder, joy, and power of stories to entertain, educate, inspire, connect and transform our lives. Each year’s summer … Continue reading “We’re looking for new board members”

Remembering Bev Shaw

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”

Submit to Coastal Voices

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”