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Whistler Writers Festival: Read, Write, & Learn

When the leaves start changing colours, and the weather gets colder it’s the perfect time to read! Grabbing a great book and a cosy blanket is one of the best ways to pass the time before ski season.

Whistler Writers Festival Events

If reading a good book is one of your favourite pastimes, you’ll want to get out of the house and check out the Whistler Writers Festival. This annual festival celebrates the written word with four days of food, music, stories, workshops, and much more.

Now returning for its 17th annual appearance, the Whistler Writers Festival has grown from its humble beginnings into a staple Whistler event that involves galas, renowned authors, and thousands of guests and participants. You can experience the incredible atmosphere of Whistler paired with excellent reading and writing events this October 11th - 14th, 2018.

Whistler Writers Festival Reading

Whether reading and writing is your hobby or your profession; you’ll definitely be able to find something that interests you during the Whistler Writers Festival. Meet acclaimed authors, watch lively speaker panels, listen to author readings, visit a writing or publishing workshop, attend a gala – the choice is yours, and there’s so much to choose from!

Pitch your book idea to publishers at The Speed Dating Publishing Session.

Sample delicious local appetizers at Cooks with Books: Passionate Locavore Edition.

Get advice from the professionals at Insights from Insiders: Trade Publishing in Canada Today.

Listen to authors read and discuss the popular crime, mystery, and thriller genres at the Crime Writers Lunch.

These are just a few of the activities happening during the festival. You can find the Whistler Writers Festival full schedule of events and buy tickets on their official website.

Book a Room in Whistler

Lodging Ovations operates three Creekside hotels – Legends, First Tracks Lodge, and Evolution. Each one of our hotels offers there own unique presence while maintaining that classic Whistler feel. Please take a look at our deals and packages to bundle your trip and get the best Whistler trip possible!

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane