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”
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”
Family Literacy Week in British Columbia is January 21-28, 2024, and to celebrate, School District 46 and the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts have partnered together to bring ten virtual author presentations to students January 22-26. Featured authors include Kenneth Oppel, bestselling author of Silverwing; Karl Subban, whose book, The Hockey Skates, features … Continue reading “Authors from across Canada speak to students on the Sunshine Coast”
With deep sadness we recognize the unexpected passing of our dear friend and festival bookseller extraordinaire Bev Shaw, owner of Talewind Books. It’s hard to express in words how much Bev meant to the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts. She was a tremendous source of knowledge and insight, and she forged wonderful relationships … Continue reading “Remembering Bev Shaw”
We want to hear from you! If you attended the Festival of the Written Arts this August but didn’t have the opportunity to fill out an audience survey in person, please consider filling out the online version. Festival attendees who fill out the survey can choose to be entered into a draw to win a … Continue reading “2023 Festival Survey”
Listen to highlights from Day Three of the 41st Annual Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts.
Listen to highlights from Day Two of the 41st Annual Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts.
Listen to highlights from Day One of the 41st Annual Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts.
We regret to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances, Conor Kerr will not be able to join this year’s poetry panel, which also features award-winning writers Jen Currin and Cecily Nicholson. Jen and Cecily will share the stage to read from some of their newest work and discuss poetry and the writing life. Caroll Simpson, author … Continue reading “Changes to Event #12 and #16”
We have had a remarkable opening day here at the 2023 Festival of the Written Arts! We’ve already heard presentations from Adriana Barton and Simon Paradis; Tamar Glouberman and Hilary Peach with Kate Braid; Carrie Mac; John Vaillant; JD Derbyshire; Corinna Chong and Andrea Routley with Megan Cole; Angela Sterritt and Dionne Paul; and Bob … Continue reading “Festival 2023 is underway!”