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”
Festival Board member Sean Eckford and Executive and Artistic Director Jane Davidson have a conversation about the anthology the Festival is putting together, featuring original work by some of the writers we had hoped to present at the 2020 Festival.
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.
In the first Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts podcast of 2020, Sean Eckford sits down (remotely) with festival board president John Lussier and artistic and executive director Jane Davidson to talk about the decision to cancel the 2020 event and all the things the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts is working on, despite the disruption caused by the pandemic.
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.
Thank you for your patience and for giving us the time and space we needed to make a really difficult decision. We are very sad to announce the cancellation of the 38th Festival of the Written Arts that was scheduled to take place August 13-16, 2020.