Festival of the Written Arts

Website: http://www.writersfestival.ca/
Email: info@writersfestival.ca

Contact: Jane Davidson
Location: Sechelt
Address:
Box 2299
Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0

Phone: (604) 885-9631
Fax: (604) 885-3967
Toll free: 1-800-565-9631

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2013 Dates: August 15-18, 2013 - Rockwood Centre

Join Canada's longest running summer gathering of Canadian writers and readers, featuring established literary stars and exciting, new voices... with opportunities for writers and readers to mingle amidst Rockwood's heritage gardens.

A 31st anniversary may not be not as sexy as a 20th, a 25th or a 30th, but that doesn't mean it won't be every bit as fabulous. What fuels the Festival year after year is one of this country's most valuable renewable resources: writers. They keep coming down the pipeline and they keep writing amazing books. Our producer and programming committee carefully consider every writer, every year, before an invitation is issued. As you scan this website you will see big name writers, others whose names are less familiar and a few about whom you know absolutely nothing. It would be unwise to overlook the latter group. In previous years emerging and lesser known writers have often been the most memorable presenters and, in some instances, the hands down biggest hit of the Festival. We think we have an excellent and eclectic line-up this year and, if history repeats itself, we fully expect that there will be at least one mind-blowing "sleeper" in the mix.

Please join us in August and prepare to be amazed.

This year's line up includes:

  • Alistair MacLeod
  • Susan Swan
  • C.C. Humphreys
  • Susan Musgrave
  • Kate Braid
  • David Bergen
  • Esi Edugyan
  • Guy Vanderhaeghe
  • Vincent Lam
  • Patrick Taylor
  • Lee Maracle
  • Sally Armstrong
  • Desperately Seeking Susans
  • Linda Spalding
  • Jeffrey Simpson
  • Jackson Davies
  • Bill Terry & Rosemary Bates
  • Rikia Saddy
  • Linwood Barclay
  • Theodora Armstrong and Bradley Somer
  • Donna Morrissey
  • David Essig

Tickets are available by calling 1-800-565-9631 or locally 604-885-9631. Please visit the web site at http://www.writersfestival.ca for a list of what is sold out at this time.



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