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Whistler Showcases Canadian & International Literary Stars

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Whistler Celebrates Canadian & International authors at the Readers & Writers Festival.

With fall officially here, it’s fitting that one of the first major events in Whistler is to showcase and celebrate Canadian and International literary stars that have excelled in storytelling. From authors to journalists to filmmakers, the Whistler Readers and Writers festival will engage all book lovers in a weekend of storytelling and engaging discussions.

From Oct. 12 to 14, Whistler Resort will showcase the art of storytelling with a line-up of celebrated authors from across Canada and the world. Panel discussions, workshops and speaking events will liven up the audience engaging in some of the best of books ever written. On Saturday, Oct. 13, authors attending the festival will wine and dine at a gala hosted at the Chateau Whistler Fairmont.

On the opening night, Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre will host the opening night reception to open the Whistler Readers and Writers festival.

Book lovers will be able to interact and connect with top authors from all over North America. Canadian author Alistair MacLeod is one of the main headliners, best known for his series of short series, Island, and his multiple award-winning novel No Great Mischief. Other headliners include international best-selling author, Lawrence Hill, journalist and short story author Zsuzsi Gartner.

Other speakers at this year’s festival include:

  • Adult writer Susan Juby.
  • Non-fiction and fiction writer Margaret Macpherson.
  • Historical fiction novelist Jack Whyte.
  • Fiction and poetry writer Miranda Hill.
  • Poet John Burnside.

Stella Harvey, local author and festival director, will be releasing her latest book, Nicolai’s Daughters. Returning this year is also Roberts Creek resident Schroeder and Sunshine Coast resident, Nicolas Teichrob who will be sitting on a panel discussion for writing and film on Sunday, Oct. 14.

For more information, visit or call 1-800-606-8244.

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