Len Pakulak has been an ardent Festival supporter for over 26 years. He’s done it all, from swinging hammers while building the Festival Pavilion to slinging drinks at the Festival bar; from serving on the Fund Development Committee to establishing the Lynn Pakulak Endowment Fund in memory of his wife, a former Board member. “I … Continue reading “Legacy of Literacy Donor Profile: Len Pakulak”
The Festival was thrilled to receive a grant of $3,000 to support the provision of real-time captioning at the 2019 Festival. Inspired by the work of Festival author Adam Pottle, real-time captioning will enhance the Festival experience for people who are hard of hearing and make possible the inclusion of people who are deaf. This … Continue reading “Thank you, Sunshine Coast Community Foundation”
Who doesn’t love a good news story? Congratulations to the students at Gibsons Elementary School and the adults who supported their vision of a welcoming rainbow crosswalk at the entrance to their school. A special shout out to Robin Stevenson, the author who inspired action. We were proud to bring Robin to the Sunshine Coast … Continue reading “A Good News Story”
It’s been an exciting couple of days at the Festival office. Tickets went on sale at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29. Despite the temporary technical glitches with both the telephone and online systems, our patrons persevered. Here’s where we stand on Friday afternoon, May 31: The events with Terry Fallis and Elizabeth Hay are … Continue reading “Thank you!”
The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts and the Sechelt Hospital Foundation are thrilled to co-present Dr. Brian Goldman in conversation with Vicki Gabereau on Sunday, July 7 at 2 p.m. Brian Goldman is an author, CBC Radio broadcaster (White Coat Black Art) and an emergency room physician in a downtown Toronto hospital. His … Continue reading “Dr. Brian Goldman in conversation with Vicki Gabereau”
Volunteer Co-ordinator/Administrative Assistant The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts is seeking a Volunteer Co-ordinator/Administrative Assistant. This is a temporary position: Tuesday, May 21 to Friday, August 23. The position is 5 days/35 hours per week with overtime hours during the period August 12 to 18. Hourly rate: $14.50 per hour. This position is … Continue reading “Summer Intern Position”
Sunshine Coast students in grades K to 12 are invited to submit their work for the 9th edition of the Coastal Voices anthology of student writing that will be published in June 2019. Work can be submitted via classroom teachers or directly to John Lussier at Roberts Creek Elementary School. • Submission deadline is March … Continue reading “Call for Submissions”
The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts and the Sunshine Coast Restorative Justice Program are proud to present Carys Cragg on Wednesday, November 21 at 7 p.m. at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre. Cragg’s participation at the 2018 Festival of the Written Arts was moving and memorable. As an adult, she began a correspondence … Continue reading “Carys Cragg – November 21, 2018 at 7 p.m.”
Festival of the Written Arts board member, and podcast producer, Sean Eckford presents highlights and interviews from day 3 of the 2018 festival.
Festival of the Written Arts board member, and podcast producer, Sean Eckford presents highlights and interviews from day 2 of the 2018 festival.