Early bird Bizarre Bazaar to close Friday 

Arts News: Writer in Residence named; PVMF camping sold out

click to enlarge FILE PHOTO - Christmas is coming Bizarre Bazaar artisans can apply for the 2015 sale and received a discounted price of $200.
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  • Christmas is coming Bizarre Bazaar artisans can apply for the 2015 sale and received a discounted price of $200.

Those crafty artists and artisans planning to sell their wares at this year's Bizarre Bazaar in November have until Friday, July 17, to receive the Whistler Arts Council's $200 early bird booth rate.

The annual Christmas sale, taking place at the Whistler Conference Centre on Saturday, Nov. 28 and Sunday, Nov. 29, sells work made by craftsmen from around the Sea to Sky corridor.

Works on sale include food, housewares, ceramics, bath products, jewelry and more. Last year 90 vendors sold to almost 6,500 shoppers.

Booths cost $235 after July 17.

For more information, visit www.artswhistler.com.

Michael Winter named Whistler's 2015 Writer in Residence

Award-winning author Michael Winter has been named Whistler's Writer in Residence for 2015.

Originally from Newfoundland and Labrador, Winter's contributions to Canadian literature have grown since the publication of his short story collection Creaking in Their Skins in 1994.

His celebrated novels and short stories have received multiple awards and honours, including the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist for The Architects are Here (2007) and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize for This All Happened (2000) and The Death of Donna Whalen (2010).

In 2006, Winter was appointed to the judging panel for the Giller Prize, alongside Alice Munro and Adrienne Clarkson.

As the community's Writer in Residence, Winter will move to Whistler in September to mentor 12 writers and poets over a two month period. Program participants will receive four one-on-one sessions with the author as well as attend group lectures on aspects of the writing craft.

The program is designed for writers of all levels and genres, including novice, emerging and established writers.

Writers are encouraged to register as soon as possible by emailing organizer Stella Harvey at stella25@telus.net.

Pemberton Festival gen admission and camp passes sold out

General admission and premium camping passes for the Pemberton Music Festival are now sold out. 

VIP and Super VIP camping passes remain available at this time.  With GA and premium camping passes sold out, weekend and single day shuttle passes will be the only available GA option to attend the event.  

Single day tickets are on sale now at www.pembertonmusicfestival.com.  GA tickets are $129 plus an additional $29 for the shuttle pass for a total of $158 (plus applicable fees and service charges).  Single Day VIP tickets are also on sale now.  There are no single day camping passes for the festival.

There is no general parking available at the Pemberton Music Festival.  All attendees must possess either a Camping Pass, which permits parking at the site, or arrive via Festival Shuttle.

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