Whistler Readers & Writers Festival

The Whistler Readers and Writers Festival – 
October 18-20, 2013

For newsletter #3, the team at the W.R.W.F. wanted to highlight some of the workshops that are going on over the event weekend. From memoir writing, to the future of the magazine industry, and how to revise your work – there’s a lot to choose from. Here’s just a glimpse of what’s on offer…

So, you want to be a magazine writer. Really?
Leslie Anthony explores magazine writing in the information age, and how to approach a milieu in flux. Participants will learn that breaking into magazines might all be about breaking out.

Memoir Writing: Where to begin?
Memoirist Jane Silcott takes participants on a light-hearted and serious, pen-on-the-page workshop that will help writers find the clues they’re looking for when exploring the memoir genre.

A Better Way to Revise
Peter Zuckerman will look at everything, from the first draft to the final product, in an attempt to find the weakness in participants’ manuscripts and how to fix them.

For a more detailed look at the workshops and complete look at the festival program visit: www.whistlerreadersandwritersfestival.com

Giveaway: Whistler Readers and Writer’s Festival Weekend Getaway for Two
In honour of subTerrain Magazine’s 25th anniversary, they are giving away a Whistler Readers and Writer’s Festival Weekend Getaway for Two. The prize pack includes:

  • 2 full event passes to the Whistler Readers and Writers Festival
  • 2 nights accommodation at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
  • 2 gift certificates to Whistler’s Southside Diner

Subscribe (or renew) before October 11th and you will be entered into the draw – http://subterrain.ca/subscriptions

Word Vancouver:
Whistler based authors Stella Harvey and Sara Leach will be at Word Vancouver – Western Canada’s largest celebration of literacy and reading. This year’s five day festival starts on Wednesday, Oct 25, with the majority of events happening at the Vancouver Public Library and Library Square. Under the Canada Writes Tent on Sunday Oct 29, Harvey will be talking about her book, Nicolai’s Daughters, at 3pm, and Sara Leach, the award-winning author of four books for children, including the Red Cedar Award-winning Count Me In, at 3:20pm in the Children’s Library.

Blog: Shit and Summer Dresses by Feet Banks
In the gear up to the festival we ask local writers and the visiting authors to put pen to paper for our blog page. Feet Banks’ post takes us back in time to his poetry classes during University, and the distractions he faced there. Read more here.

Competition – Want to win some books?
As part of this exciting festival we are giving away a book from one of our guest authors every Wednesday starting September 1, 2013. All you have to do to get involved is “LIKE” us on Facebook, “FOLLOW” us on Twitter or sign up for our newsletter. A winner will be selected randomly each week from the festival followers.

The Book & Bed Festival Rate
In partnership with The Fairmont Chateau Whistler the festival is offering the “Book & Bed” special rate to festival attendees, press here to book.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch via email:

For a complete look at the line-up and to buy tickets visit: www.whistlerreadersandwritersfestival.com

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