Festival News

Summer Intern Position: Application Deadline May 14

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”

Legacy of Literacy Endowment Campaign Surpasses its Goal!

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!”

Congratulations to our Founder, Betty Keller

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”

Monday Was a Simpler Time: Reflections on a Pandemic

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”

Podcast: Festival Anthology

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.

Homegrown and Handstitched

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.

FOWA 2020 Preview: A look at what we’re doing this year despite the pandemic

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.