First of all … 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. Tickets to the 2020 Festival should have gone on sale … Continue reading “Newsletter – May 29, 2020”
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. We encourage you to purchase books from your local independent bookstore. Talewind Books in Sechelt has many of these titles in stock. You … Continue reading “Festival 2020 Reading List”
A message to our Festival Community: 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. We have been … Continue reading “Festival 2020: Postponed to August 12-15, 2021”
VOLUNTEER CO-ORDINATOR/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT SUMMER INTERN POSITION 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. The position is 5 days/35 hours per week with overtime hours during the period August 10 to 16. This position is subject to … Continue reading “Summer Intern Position”
The programming for the 2020 Festival of the Written Arts is now complete! You can find the list of writers and very brief biographical sketches here. The schedule of events and expanded bios will be posted in late April. Most of our events feature just one writer at a time. The events are one hour … Continue reading “2020 Festival Programming”
We are sad to share the news that author, photographer, gardener and community volunteer, Bill Terry, has died. Bill had a long career with the CBC and, in his retirement, was a devoted friend and supporter of a number of local organizations including the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Society, Sunshine Coast ElderCollege and the Sunshine … Continue reading “Remembering Bill Terry”
Thank you all for your support of the Legacy of Literacy Endowment campaign at the 2019 Festival. We were so happy to meet new friends and donors at the Festival. Almost 65% of the donations came from first-time donors. Welcome aboard and thank you for supporting this initiative. We surpassed our goal of raising $15,000 … Continue reading “Legacy of Literacy Update”
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!”
Festival of the Written Arts board member, and podcast producer, Sean Eckford presents highlights and interviews from day 3 of the 2019 festival.
Festival of the Written Arts board member, and podcast producer, Sean Eckford presents highlights and interviews from day 2 of the 2019 festival.