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Whistler Writers Fest features “a little bit of everything”

August 20th, 2021

The 2021 Whistler Writers Festival has released a reading list for its 20th festival including B.C. authors such as Gail Anderson-Dargatz, Ivan Coyote, Howard White, Darrel J. McLeod, Eden Robinson, William Deverell, Cedar Bowers, Grant Lawrence and Alexandra Morton.

Local, Canadian and international writers will present from their books that range from domestic thrillers, to poetry, memoir, humour, non-fiction and short stories. The titles represent a broad range of writers and genres and offer something for all audiences, from children to adults.

“We’ve invited a cross-section of writers from different genres and backgrounds,” says Stella Harvey, the festival’s artistic director and founder. “We were very purposeful about making sure there was a little bit of everything. And we’ve invited some authors we’ve enjoyed hosting before, and a whole slate of first-time guest authors, so it’s going to be quite the celebration for our 20th anniversary.”

The entire reading list and online bookstore is available on the Whistler Writers Festival website: https://whistlerwritersfest.com/festival/bookstore/

“We encourage people to read in advance of the festival to get the most out of the panels, discussions, and workshops,” Harvey continues. “And of course, to shop local whenever possible. Local bookstores play such a crucial role in supporting book festivals like ours.”

Authors will be featured at a variety of events from October 14 – 17, including the perennially popular Sunday Brunch, Saturday Night Gala, Literary Cabaret, and new audience favourite, the murder mystery panel: Thrills, Chills and Authors Who Kill, and more.

The program will be available August 31, along with tickets for workshops, panels and discussions.

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