This statement from the Vancouver Public Library and Pacific BookWorld News Society is posted on www.bcbooklook.com. Betty Keller wins the Woodcock Lifetime Award February 26th, 2021 Vancouver Public Library and Pacific BookWorld News Society are pleased to announce Betty C. Keller is the 28th recipient of the $5,000 George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award for an … Continue reading “Congratulations to our Founder, Betty Keller”
IN THIS ISSUE Summer 2021 Programming Legacy of Literacy Campaign Update CABC Events in Schools Monday Was A Simpler Time: copies still available Community Events SUMMER 2021 PROGRAMMING I know many of you have been wondering and waiting for news about our plans for 2021. Thank you for your patience and for your gentle queries. … Continue reading “February Newsletter”
The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts is proud to announce the publication of Monday Was a Simpler Time: Reflections on a Pandemic, an anthology of new work by sixteen Canadian artists. Monday Was a Simpler Time is our response to the cancellation of the 2020 Festival of the Written Arts. We invited the … Continue reading “Monday Was a Simpler Time: Reflections on a Pandemic”
Today we are thinking about our Festival community – authors, audience, our volunteers and production team, and the funders, donors and supporters who have kept us going through these challenging times. We put together a little slideshow of photos from recent festivals.
This list of books by Black Canadian writers was compiled by Azuke Kamdibe and shared here with permission. We’ve added a few titles to the list (indicated by an *). This is not a complete list, of course, but it’s a good start.
The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts is seeking a Volunteer Co-ordinator/Administrative Assistant. This is a temporary position: Tuesday, May 19 to Friday, August 21.
We are sad to share the news that author, photographer, gardener and community volunteer, Bill Terry, has died.
Thank you for joining us at the 2019 Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts. We couldn’t be happier with the turnout and the feedback we’ve been receiving. Our heartfelt thanks go to the writers who traveled across the country to engage with, inspire, challenge, educate and entertain us. It was a very rich few … Continue reading “And that’s a wrap!”
Who doesn’t love a good news story? Congratulations to the students at Gibsons Elementary School and the adults who supported their vision of a welcoming rainbow crosswalk at the entrance to their school. A special shout out to Robin Stevenson, the author who inspired action. We were proud to bring Robin to the Sunshine Coast … Continue reading “A Good News Story”
It’s been an exciting couple of days at the Festival office. Tickets went on sale at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29. Despite the temporary technical glitches with both the telephone and online systems, our patrons persevered. Here’s where we stand on Friday afternoon, May 31: The events with Terry Fallis and Elizabeth Hay are … Continue reading “Thank you!”