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”
Artistic and Executive Director Marisa Alps and Board Member Sean Eckford sit down to talk about some of the authors who will be presenting at the 41st annual Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts, running August 17-20, 2023.
Join the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts for a special event with Mark L. Winston, acclaimed writing instructor and award-winning author. Mark will share his insights and expertise in a day-long nonfiction writing workshop, “Personalizing the Impersonal.” About the workshop At its core, nonfiction writing is about telling a true story that entertains … Continue reading “Personalizing the Impersonal — Nonfiction Writing Workshop with Mark L. Winston”
Do you know a student on the Sunshine Coast who likes to think up funny rhymes, write in journals or compose short stories, just for fun? We are looking for budding authors of all ages—from kindergarten to grade 12 students. The thirteenth edition of Coastal Voices, an adjudicated anthology of student writing, will be published … Continue reading “Submit to Coastal Voices”