Festival News

Event B: Writing Memoir and Family History, with Howard White

As the publisher of Harbour Publishing, Howard White has had a hand in publishing more memoirs and family histories than probably anyone else in BC. He has also dedicated many hours to helping first-time authors craft their stories into unique books that successfully evoke a sense of time, place and character. This workshop will offer tips for writing memoirs, as well as inspiration for those just getting started.

Event C: Tribute to Bev Shaw (1959-2023)

Authors and book lovers across Canada lost a friend and literary ally when Bev Shaw, owner of Talewind Books, unexpectedly passed away in 2023. Bev was an integral part of the SCFWA, our treasured friend and festival bookseller for 35 years, and her presence will be forever missed. Please join Bev’s family, friends, and fellow festival attendees for a special event to remember and celebrate Bev—her dedication to books and authors, her intelligence, and her wry sense of humour.

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”

Become a subscriber to the Festival of the Written Arts

We’re launching an annual subscription service to the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts, and you can become one of our inaugural subscribers for $30.00 CAD a year. Reasons to become a subscriber… You can also subscribe over the phone, by calling the office at 1-800-565-9631 or 604-885-9631 during business hours. If you have … Continue reading “Become a subscriber to the Festival of the Written Arts”