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Whistler Writing Society Events

March 26th, 2024

The Whistler Writing Society is hosting an Open Mic Night featuring Leanne Dunic, author of One and Half of You (Talonbooks, 2021), The Gift (Book*hug Press, 2019), and To Love the Coming End (Book*hug Press, 2017). This event will be held on Saturday, April 20, from 7:00 pm onwards at the Whistler Public Library. The event will serve as a platform for many local established and aspiring writers to share their own writing or poetry. Dunic is set to read from her most recent poetry book, Wet (Talonbooks $21.95).

Wet follows a Chinese American model who moves around and works in Singapore. She thirsts for things like fair treatment at work, stopping forest fires nearby, clean air, safe homes for animals, and human connection, but they seem impossible to get. While she watches other migrant workers working outside in dangerous conditions, the book shows pictures and uses words filled with understanding and wanting to talk about issues like social differences, sexual privation and environmental disasters.

The organizers will also be holding The Whistler Writing Society Fundraiser Book Sale on that day, for any interested participants to choose their next read from an array of books from their previous festivals and events.



Date: April 20, 2024

Time: 7:00 pm onwards

Location: Whistler Public Library, 4329 Main Street Whistler, BC V8E 1B2

This is a FREE event welcome to the public. Visit this link to reserve your spot! Want to read your own work (published or a work-in-progress) at the event? Email the organizers at writers@whistlerwritersfest.com before April 12 to get onto the lineup.



Author Leanne Dunic will be leading a one-day writing retreat and workshop for established or aspiring writers on Sunday, April 21, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at The Point Artist-Run Centre located at 5678 Alta Lake Road Whistler, BC V0N 1B5.

The event starts with a meet and greet, giving you the opportunity to summarize what you’re currently working on and/or your writing goals. Dunic will then lead a creative writing workshop, after which you will have the opportunity to find a quiet writing spot in the lodge to spend the rest of your day working on your craft. All writers will meet again for a delicious potluck meal to share ideas and troubleshoot their projects.

They can only accommodate maximum of 15 participants. Tickets are priced at $50.00 and participants must bring a snack and food to share with others during the potluck meal. Visit this link to reserve your spot for this event.

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