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!”
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”
Calling all volunteers…
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…”
The Longest Goodbye
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”
Introducing our New Artistic and Executive Director
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”
Search for New Artistic and Executive Director: Job Description and Application Process
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”
Celebrating 40 years in 2022
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.
Virtual Festival is now live!
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!
Passes for virtual Festival go on sale on August 16
Passes for the virtual version of the 2021 Festival of the Written Arts will go on sale at 8 a.m. (Pacific) on Monday, August 16 at https://www.showpass.com/2021-virtual-festival-of-the-written-arts/. The passes are $30 each and will give you access to the recordings of all 12 events that took place in the Festival Pavilion this summer. The events … Continue reading “Passes for virtual Festival go on sale on August 16”
Update re Passes and Tickets: August 10, 2021
We are approaching the final three days (and six events) of the 2021 Festival of the Written Arts. Tickets to all remaining events are sold out. You’re welcome to call the office at 604-885-9631 to put your name on a waiting list just in case anything opens up. All events have been recorded and will … Continue reading “Update re Passes and Tickets: August 10, 2021”