See the schedule of events and meet the 2021 writers here! Ticket sales info coming soon! Please note: Our plans are based on being allowed to gather in groups of up to 50 in the Festival Pavilion. This means we will have fewer than 500 tickets to sell for the entire series. We will request … Continue reading “Summer 2021 schedule and author bios now posted!”
Further to the BC Provincial Health Officer’s announcement of the four-phase Restart Plan, we are thrilled to announce that we are proceeding with our plan to host a summer-long festival in July and August. Events will run every Sunday at 2 p.m. from July 4 to August 8. There will be afternoon and evening events … Continue reading “Update: May 26, 2021”
Look at these beauties who wandered through the Rockwood Centre (in ch’atlich, also known as Sechelt) last week. Watch all the way through to catch the little guy bringing up the rear! “Hey, you guys! Wait up!”
The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts is seeking an Administrative Assistant. This is a temporary position: Monday, May 31 to Friday, August 20. The position is 5 days/30 hours per week. The hourly wage is $17/hour (plus 4% vacation pay). Applicants must be between the ages of 15 to 30 but are not … Continue reading “Summer Intern Position: Application Deadline May 14”
The Board of Directors of the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts is thrilled to announce that it has surpassed its goal of raising $1,000,000 through the Legacy of Literacy Endowment Campaign. We wish to express our sincere gratitude to the 180 generous and enthusiastic donors who helped us reach our goal almost two … Continue reading “Legacy of Literacy Endowment Campaign Surpasses its Goal!”
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.