We regret to announce that Dawn Dumont (Event #9) and James Maskalyk (Event #11) have withdrawn from the Festival. The following programming has been arranged to replace these writers. Event #9 – Starlight by Richard Wagamese Event #11 – Carys Cragg in conversation with Andreas Schroeder Tickets If you have purchased tickets for Dawn Dumont, they … Continue reading “Programming Changes”
Festival passes sold out very quickly this year but we have heard from two patrons who cannot use the passes they purchased. A Festival pass gives you access to all events, including those that are “sold out”. Please call the Festival office at 604-885-9631 if you are interested in purchasing one of these passes.
Tickets to the 2018 Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts go on sale on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 8 a.m. Tickets can be purchased by telephone at 604-885-9631 or 1-800-565-9631 or online (www.share-there.com/writersfestival). Tickets can be purchased by telephone, online and in person as of Thursday, May 31, 2018. Our office hours are … Continue reading “Everything you need to know about ticket sales!”
The names and bios of the authors in Events #12 and #17 were switched during the production phase of the Festival brochure and the error was not caught until after we sent 2,000 copies of the brochure out into the world. Please note: Event #12 features Ausma Zehanat Khan – Saturday, August 18 at 2:30 … Continue reading “Correction to Festival brochure”
Friday, April 6 at 7 p.m. at Chatelech Secondary School Admission is by donation. Monique Gray Smith is of Cree, Lakota and Scottish ancestry. She is an award-winning author, storyteller, and consultant who travels the world to speak about reconciliation and resilience. Monique’s first novel, Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience, won the 2014 … Continue reading “An evening with Monique Gray Smith”
#diversecanlit Book Club with Jael Richardson Tuesday, November 7 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Sunshine Coast Arts Centre Perhaps you’ve heard Jael Richardson’s book recommendations on CBC Radio’s Q. This event will offer an opportunity to both recommend and learn about books written by a diverse range of authors. Share what you’ve been reading … Continue reading “#diversecanlit Book Club”
A workshop with Jael Richardson, Founder and Artistic Director of the Festival of Literary Diversity Monday, November 6 — 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden “Diversity is not a trend, mandate or a buzzword. It is the necessary next step for a global, forward-thinking culture.” (Jael Richardson) This workshop will look … Continue reading “Organizational Development: Diversity and Inclusion”
Congratulations to our winners: Shannon Graham, Joy Allbright and Patricia Dalgleish!
Festival of the Written Arts board member, and podcast producer, Sean Eckford presents highlights and interviews from day 3 of the 2017 festival.
Festival of the Written Arts board member and podcast producer looks back at a few highlights from day 2 of the 2017 FOWA.